What Diet is Best for You: Critique of Atkins Diet

In a presentation made at a meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, George Eisman, Registered Dietitian, offered a critique of the high-protein Atkins Diet, and discussed what foods are best for human health.

According to Mr. Eisman,

  • green leafy vegetables are the most healthful food you can eat,
  • too much protein can be harmful to your kidneys,
  • high consumption of trans-fats can increase risk of clogged arteries and heart disease,
  • studies have shown that foods and drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup or artificial sweetners actually increase your appetite and cause you to eat more calories than those who eat comparable foods containing actual sugar,
  • highly processed foods from which nutrients have been removed (such as white rice) are bad for the health and can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies; natural brown rice containing the natural nutrients is better for your health.

See this video of Mr. Eisman’s lecture to learn more »

This presentation by George Eisman, RD, was made at a meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii (http://www.vsh.org). According to the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii and the editor of this video:

“George Eisman has taught nutrition at the college and university level since 1980 and created the nation’s first credit program in Vegetarian Studies. He is a Registered Dietitian and has lectured at national and international nutrition conferences. He has written articles for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Vegetarian Times and now teaches the VEGEDINE Home-Study Course in Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition. He is the author of that course’s text, entitled A Basic Course in Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition and also the popular book on ethical eating called The Most Noble Diet.”

More Information

See the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on Wellness/ Healthy Living for Seniors & Caregivers, including:

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