If you are following any one of the diets listed below, our kosher chefs would be happy to prepare menu items for you to save you time in the kitchen and make your life easier. Below you will find a description of some of the most popular diets and links for more information.
Atkins Diet: This is a low-carbohydrate diet which was created by Dr. Robert Atkins a cardiologist and nutritionist who passed away in 2003. This diet encourages the consumption of lean protein, fibrous vegetables and good fats. This diet also restricts the amount of carbohydrates, refined sugar and trans fats. See this link for more information: http://www.atkins.com/Library/Truths---Myths.aspx
Blood-type Diet: Dr. James D’Adamo (who passed away in 2013) originated this diet. See this link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fosters/obituary.aspx?pid=163795455 This diet is currently advocated by his son Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo who has written his own interpretation in the book Eat Right 4 Your Type which goes into great detail on each of the diets for people who have A, B, AB or O blood type. People’s diets should reflect their blood type. Each blood type digests proteins differently and eating the wrong diet can have an adverse effect in the body. See http://www.dadamo.com/program.htm and see the other research on Dr. D’Adamo’s website which discusses these differences more in depth.
The Genotype Diet: This diet developed by Dr. Peter D’Adamo can best be described by visiting this website http://www.genotypediet.com/index.shtmland this webpage: http://www.4yourtype.com/SPLASH_GENOTYPE.asp
The Gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye, kamut and spelt. Wheat germ, Semolina and wheat bran should be exluded as well. Common foods have gluten include: pasta, couscous, bread, tortillas, muffins, pastries, gravy, crackers, cereals, dressings and sauces. Check out our gluten-free page to see all the products that we offer which are gluten-free
The Mediterranean Diet -emphasizes fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil, and herbs and spices. Eat fish and poultry twice a week. Eat eggs, cheese, and yogurt in moderation. Red wine is allowed in moderation. Stay physically active
The Macrobiotic Diet – the word Macrobiotic means “long life. This diet emphasizes natural, organically and locally grown, whole grains including brown rice, barley, oats, rye, buckwheat.. Vegetables, including the leafy green, root, and sea varieties, along with beans and tofu and tempeh, are also recommended. Fruit, fish and seafood, seeds, and nuts might be on the menu once or twice a week. There are, No dairy, eggs, poultry, red meat, artificial, processed, or chemical additives in the macrobiotic diet.
Dean Ornish—a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in nearby Sausalito. Ornish categorizes food into five groups from most (group 1) to least (group 5) healthful. In addition, Dean Ornish stresses aerobic activities, resistance training, deep breathing, meditation, and yoga. See this link for more information on Ornish’s program: http://ornishspectrum.com/proven-program/nutrition/
The Paleo diet is based on a simple premise that if the cavemen didn’t eat it, we shouldn’t either. If you follow this diet be sure to eliminate refined sugar, dairy, legumes and grains and include in your diet meat, fish, poultry, fruits, and veggies
Raw Food Diet: If you follow this diet you will eat about 75 to 80 percent of plant-based foods never heated above 115 degrees F. You will also include fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, and nuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, and raw almond butter. Grains are also OK. You may eat dried organic legumes, lentils, chickpeas, adzuki beans, and mung beans) eaten raw. Add some cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil; raw virgin coconut oil; and raw coconut butter, fresh vegetable juices and herbal teas.
Vegan Diet: Vegans exclude animal products and even dairy and eggs. If you follow this diet include vegetables, leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
Vegetarian Diet: Most choose a lacto-ovo approach, turning their backs on meat, fish, and poultry but still eating dairy products and eggs. (Lacto-vegetarians, also do not eat eggs, whereas ovo-vegetarians also do not eat dairy.)
Ketogenic Diet: This is a very low-carb diet which is designed to result in ketosis. Low carb food includes: meat, fish, eggs and vegetables.