The Ornish diet for vegetarian, what is it?
Invented by an American researcher, Ornish plan was developed based on three observations:
Fats are bad for the heart,
Food intake should be spread throughout the day for maximum fat destocking,
Fruits and vegetables should be eaten in quantity to protect the body from free radicals.
The Ornish diet in practice.
This is the right point of this plan: no need to calculate the number of calories allowed!
The important thing is to keep in mind that there are 3 in the Ornish diet food categories
The foods allowed at will: they are vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains
The foods in moderation: the light products, pre-prepared dishes and egg whites,
The forbidden foods: all food of animal origin and therefore fish, meat, eggs but also sweet products, alcohols and other sauces.
The advantages and disadvantages of the Ornish diet
It goes without saying that the Ornish diet program is perfect for the famous “eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day.”
Its impact on the heart is positive and following the Ornish diet, you are saved from the drudgery “Calculation calories.
However, for non-vegetarians, it very very difficult to follow the diet.
Too drastic because without protein intake, it is hard not to let go until the stabilization point.
Furthermore, deficiencies will appear as the intake of protein, iron, vitamins and lipids is seriously limited.
Finally, the restriction related to food choice is significant, which will inevitably lead to a form of frustration!
So while the Ornish diet significantly improves the health status of the people who follow him (especially in terms of cholesterol and blood pressure), keep in mind that the total suppression of the protein power can create with deficiencies.