Pros & Cons of Different Diet Disciplines

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The controversy of different eating habits has born various disciplines of dieting.

Veganism speaks of respecting animals in each and every way we can while trying to live off floral ingredients. Vegans prohibit the intake of animal by-products, including dairy products and even honey. They believe in a better world free of animal cruelty where animals are not used as bio-chemical test subjects nor are they consumed for their flesh, skin and distinctive species features.

Vegeterians, on the other side allow the intake of animal by-products in moderate quantities, mostly for their high content of protein. They balance healthy living while striving to insure a safe harbor for animals who are victims of the global food system.

The Paleo diet promotes healthy eating of all types of unprocessed food. Contrary to the previous two beliefs, meat takes a large part of this diet for being one of the main sources of nutritious ingredients in the Paleolithic age. The prime rule, upon which this eating branch has been built, is the consumption of food in a purely raw condition. The only exception is meat which should pass thermal treatment for disinfection purposes.

Raw eaters allow the intake of food which has undergone no more than 118 degrees of thermal treatment. According to our local cleaners company, this temperature is sufficient for removing most of the germs off your products. Supporters of the raw diet promote healthy eating just like the Paleo diet, yet strongly believe in the high nutritional values of unprocessed food. Therefore, this diet prohibits boiling, grilling and cooking.

There are many studies which back up the Paleo diet for its close resemblance to conventional diets and go against Veganism, for being too venture. Yet, all eating styles promote a similar essential aim. Strengthening the body via healthy eating and exercise join all dieting disciplines, but have some people gone too far?

Modern understandings of healthy living oppose the teachings of the east culture which claims a man could go without food for months, even years. UK resident Naveena Shine lived 46 days only on water, tea and light proving the world there is a different perspective of living we still haven't explored. Even though her goal was to reach 100 days with no food, she stopped the experiment explaining it is not a failure, but a small step towards a new beginning. Other health explorers such as Rob Rhinehart see nutrition rather as a complex chemistry. According to the young experimenter, if the process of eating is understood correctly, it can be reproduced in the form of a homogeneous nutritious drink, called Soylent, which could easily replace conventional food.

Sounds extreme? Remember that vegan meals cut half of the food considered as healthy and is reported as extreme and unreasonable, yet all of these claims are often over exadurated. The only thing that differs the light and and Soylent diet from other strict diets is the uncertainty of the effects on our body. Some day, otherwise starving nations may thrive on Soylent and people could learn the subtleties of living off sunlight. We are yet to learn what the new era would bring us. Still, one thing is certain, food is the prime influencer of civilization development - the healthier we eat, the better will be our impact on nature.

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