What some critics say about the Ornish Diet
While the majority of the medical and health community approve of the Ornish Diet, some critics state that the diet is too restrictive for the American public and that many people will not be able to stick to it. Also, the very low fat content of the diet has been a focus of criticism where some suggest higher levels of ‘good’ fats, such as omega 3s found in many of the restricted foods (nuts, seeds, avocado) have many health benefits and should be consumed in larger quantities than suggested by Ornish. It has also been cautioned that the Ornish Diet may be too low in calories , essential fatty acids, calcium and vitamin B12 to meet the caloric and nutrient needs of children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women.
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