Every one of these diets specifically calls for dark, leafy greens like kale. Their differences mostly center on ideal percentages of lean meats and whole-grain carbs.
The idea: Concern for animals and environment as well as physical health.
How to do it: Eat plant-based foods that do not involve animals.
What to eat: Beans, tofu, peanuts, quinoa, kale.
2. Traditional Asian
The idea: Studies show that Asians live longer with less degenerative disease.
How to do it: Meats in moderation, no dairy.
What to eat: Oily fish, miso, fresh and fermented vegetables, seaweed.
3. National Institutes of Health (TLC) Diet
The idea: Cut high cholesterol for a healthy heart.
How to do it: Very low saturated fat and high soluble fiber.
What to eat: Skinless poultry, low-fat dairy, kale, apples, oats.
The idea: Preserves vitamins and immune-boosting enzymes.
How to do it: Eat 80 percent organic plants never heated above 115 degrees.
What to eat: Apples, beets, kale, almonds, raw-milk cheeses.
5. Mediterranean Diet
The idea: Decrease the risk of heart disease.
How to do it: Limit meat, added sugar, and saturated fats. Get 50 percent of calories from carbs.
What to eat: Fish, whole grain bread, kale, tomatoes, olive oil.
6. Ancestral Diet
The idea: Switch from carb burning to fat burning.
How to do it: Choose nutrient-dense calories: no grains, no added sugars, and no processed foods.
What to eat: Grass-fed meat, kale, fermented foods, avocados, coconut oil.
7. Glycemic Index Diet
The idea: Control blood sugar to cut risk of diabetes.
How to do it: No added sugar. Swap good carbs for bad carbs.
What to eat: Lean meat, whole-grain bread, kale, carrots, cabbage.
The idea: Chronic diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer are linked to inflammation.
How to do it: Limit processed foods and aim for 30 percent fats heavy in Omega 3s.
What to eat: Wild salmon, kale, olive oil, yogurt, avocados.