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Popular Diets Demystified

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Confused by buzzwords that describe popular diets? Check these out.

Diet

What is it?

Where to learn more

Keto

Short for “ketogenic,” the diet is high in protein and fats, and extremely low in carbohydrates. Ketones are acids released when a lack of carbohydrates triggers burning of stored fat for energy.

ketodietapp.com/blog

Paleo

Short for “Paleolithic,” an ancient era when humans were hunter-gatherers and didn’t eat grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, potatoes, or refined foods.

thepaleodiet.com

Gluten-Free

Eating no gluten, be it in grains with natural gluten content or processed foods with added gluten for texture or mouth feel.

glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com

Vegan

Eating no foods derived from animals, including meat, poultry, fish, and products such as milk, cheese, butter, and honey.

simpleveganblog.com