Elements of the Healthy Indian Diet
Niraj "Raj" Patel, M.D. and Anuja & Hetal of ShowMeTheCurry.com explain some elements of a healthy Indian diet.
Traditional Diets are Good, while the Western Diet is Not
Michael Pollan, food activist and writer of "In Defense of Food," says there is no one ideal diet for people, but there is one diet that is really bad: the Western Diet, which epidemiologists showed help to cause coronary heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers -- while many traditional diets do not.
Plant-Based Diets can Help Prevent Heart Disease and Diabetes
President Bill Clinton became a vegan (well, he has fish sometimes) because two cardiologists, Drs. Caldwell Esselstyn and Dean Ornish, have shown in small groups of subjects that plant-based diets are the healthiest diets.
Turmeric Studied for Anti-Inflammatory and possibly Anti-Cancer Properties
Healthiest Diet is Low on Bad Carbs
Chris Gardener, Ph.D., nutrition & diet research at Stanford U., said that a low (bad) carb diet is the best in terms of weight loss and markers for heart disease and diabetes like levels of glucose ("blood sugar") and cholesterol.
At around 23 minutes, Dr. Gardener says that the low carb diet (he calls "Atkins") was healthier in terms of better control of blood pressure, blood glucose (or "blood sugar"), insulin, bad (LDL) and good (HDL) cholesterol.
Link to 1st part of Dr. Gardener's talk on his A-to-Z diets trial
At around 53 minutes, Dr. Gardener says that low carb diet is better in terms of weight loss than a vegetarian and plant-intense diet.
Link to 2nd part of Dr. Gardener's talk on his A-to-Z diets trial