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The Ornish Diet
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What is The Ornish Diet?

The Dean Ornish Diet and Lifestyle program is a comprehensive, integrative program with strong scientific research evidence that was initially designed as a way to combat Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The diet promotes eating lots of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and good quality soy products, while keeping fats and refined carbohydrates or sugars to a minimum. The diet can be viewed as a Spectrum with a broad range of foods to chose from those that are most healthy to least healthy. Dr. Ornish categorizes food into five groups from most (group 1) to least (group 5) healthful and stresses that we should make most of our daily food choices from groups 1 and 2. Having most of your foods come from group 1 and 2 while choosing to eat foods from 3, 4 and 5 less often will help maintain a...