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Diet

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noun

(1) (nutrition) The food and drink consumed by an individual or group

(2) The controlled or restricted consumption of food or drink for a particular purpose, e.g. to manage body weight


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In nutrition, diet refers to the food and drink that is regularly consumed by an individual (or a group). During a particular therapy of a disease or management of a particular health condition, the diet may be controlled, i.e. one that meets the physical needs of an individual. For instance, the diet of a diabetic person may be restricted to a selection of food and drinks that help manage the level of blood sugar. The diet recommended for patients with diabetes includes plenty of fibrous, non-starchy fruits and vegetables. Starchy foods are rich in carbohydrates that consuming a large portion may result in increased sugar level in blood.

Apart from health reasons, diet may also vary according to other factors, such as religious beliefs and personal preferences. Humans in general take an omnivorous diet. However, some people tend to be selective to certain food types. This selective dietary behaviour led to various diet types, which can be classified based on the kind of food that are habitually or preferentially consumed:


Word origin: Latin dieta (daily order), from Greek díaita

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human dietry evolution since the agricultural revolution?

he just thinks human evolution has been negligible since we were hunter gatherers - and therefore the paleo diet (no milk or cereals) must be better suited to us. I do see the simple appeal of that logic.

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by hamlet101
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: human dietry evolution since the agricultural revolution?
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human dietry evolution since the agricultural revolution?

I was discussing with a colleague a diet he is doing called the Paleo diet, which is based on eating the stuff that our hunter gatherer ancestors would have available (meat, and fruit mainly) on the assumption that this is the diet we evolved ...

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by hamlet101
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: human dietry evolution since the agricultural revolution?
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Mycobacterium vaccae

... depression, and other general health effects. This isn't sold anywhere as a probiotic, but I would like to get some without just adding dirt to my diet and hoping I get mycobacterium vaccae along with who knows what else. If anybody could help me either by telling me how to isolate this myself ...

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by Popinjay
Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:03 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Mycobacterium vaccae
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Morgellons cure

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by camiga
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:38 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Morgellons cure
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Most of the time, it is from a high carb diet- referring to all breads, pastas, sugars and yes beer. The present day foods are filled with problems that previous generations did not have to suffer with- including gmo foods,hormones/steroids in ...

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by Sydstatue
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:17 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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