Diet Resource Center
Get information about the most common medically prescribed diets
The diet information center provides general nutrition and diet information. As with any online resources, the information provided is not a substitute for individual medical advice from a professional. If you would like individualized nutrition counseling, please see the booking section above and schedule nutrition counseling session.
Low Sodium Diet
Low sodium diets involve more than just throwing away the salt shaker. Although a large portion of dietary sodium comes from added salt, it is not primary source of sodium in average American's diet. The terms sodium and salt are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Table salt contains sodium, but sodium can be combined with other elements to form many different compounds. These compounds can be used of flavorings and preservatives. It also occurs naturally in foods, such as seafood and dairy products. This is the reason sodium is one of the most commonly found nutrients in our diet. Avoiding sodium can be difficult, but there are a few tricks to make it easier.
Low Cholesterol Diet
Lowering your cholesterol requires a combination of lifestyle and dietary changes. Avoiding trans fat, reducing saturated fat, and cholesterol is a good place to start, but other changes may play an even more crucial role. Eating adequate fiber and getting enough physical activity throughout the day will help to increase your good cholesterol (HDL) and lower your bad cholesterol (LDL) levels.
Fiber Rich Diet
According to the USDA 90% of women and 97% of men in the United States do not get enough fiber in their diets. Adequate fiber intake, has been shown to lower the risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. In addition, fiber helps to alleviate constipation and help you lose weight.
More Diets to Come!
Keep an eye out for information on more diets in the future. If you are looking for a particular diet, submit your request in the Ask the Dietitian section of this site.