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The Ornish Diet
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What do you eat on the Ornish Diet?

Written by Alice.

Food guidelines

Foods to include as a base for your diet

(as stated by WebMD, Ornish Diet).

  • Beans and legumes
  • Fruits -- anything from apples to watermelon, from raspberries to pineapples
  • Grains
  • Vegetables

Foods in moderation:

  • Nonfat dairy products -- skim milk, nonfat yogurt, nonfat cheeses, nonfat sour cream, and egg whites
  • Nonfat or very low-fat commercially available products

Foods to be avoided:

  • Meat of all kinds -- red and white, fish and fowl
  • Oils and oil-containing products, such as margarine and most salad dressings
  • Avocados
  • Olives
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Dairy products (other than the nonfat ones above)
  • Sugar and simple sugar derivatives -- honey, molasses, corn syrup, and high-fructose syrup
  • Alcohol
  • Anything commercially prepared that has more than two grams of fat per serving


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