If you search Google for "The Best Diet" you'll get more answers than food groups. Unfortunately, if you ask 10 different doctors for their recommendation of the best diet there's a good chance you'll get 10 different answers as well. There are studies to back up most popular diets, and we know that maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things we can do, but with all of the conflicting information about what is the best diet, how do you pick?
The Millennial Diet combines several popular food movements, Paleo, Vegan, Mediterranean, with a local, sustainable model to create a diet that's tailored to where you live.
From Paleo: Avoidance of simple carbohydrates. These are empty calories that quickly converted to sugar in your bloodstream and can cause hyperglycemia, food cravings, and fat storage. Examples include white bread, white rice, candy, baked goods etc.
From Vegan: Avoidance of animal products. Large animals bioaccumulate toxins in the environment and in an increasingly toxic world we do not have the resources to test all of the meat and animal products we consume. Animal products are tied to heart disease and cancer. Appropriate animal products include locally sourced fish and poultry, one meal per day or less.
From Mediterranean: Inclusion of healthy fats and antioxidants. Inflammation and oxidation are some of the main culprits of chronic disease, healthy fats such as nut and seed oils, and the inclusion of high antioxidant foods like berries, turmeric, and wine can help to negate the affects of inflammation and oxidation.
Example of a Millennial Diet Menu
Breakfast: Ancient Grain warm cereal with coconut oil, unsweetened almond milk and blueberries
Lunch: Buddha Bowl with mixed veggies, chickpeas and tahini.
Dinner: Wild rice, baked fish with lemon and capers, broccoli.
Portion sizes can be as large as you like, eat until you're satiated. All of the food your consuming is nutrient dense and slowly digests to keep you feeling full. This diet will help you get all of the nutrients you need without any of the sugars, chemical, and additives you don't.