Seventh-day Adventist diet

The Seventh-day Adventist community is often noted as one of the healthiest by wellness experts. Its above-average longevity qualifies it as one of the world’s healthy “Blue Zones”. Followers of this faith are encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle including exercise, spirituality and good nutrition.

According to the official site of the SDA Church, “A well-balanced vegetarian diet that avoids the consumption of meat coupled with intake of legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, along with a source of vitamin B12, will promote vigorous health.”

Some Adventists are strictly vegan, some lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and others eat some meat. For those who consume meat, Adventists distinguish between “clean” and “unclean” meats and seafood. Some do not drink alcohol and also restrict caffeine, sweeteners, refined starches and processed foods.

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About This Diet

This setting is based on a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet.

Foods that are restricted include:
Meat, poultry and seafood.
Alcohol.
Most full-fat cheeses.

Foods that are maybe OK in some instances include:
Refined grains and cereals.
Refined sugars and artificial sweeteners.

Foods that are OK include:
Vegetables and fruits.
Nuts and seeds.
Whole grains and cereals.
Milk and low-fat cheeses.
Eggs.
Raw sugars.

Note: Consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

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