The Sonoma Diet and Nutrition
The Sonoma Diet has several points in common with the Mediterranean
diet because it virtually includes, many of the foods recommended in
that system, and because in the same way of this mediterranean eating plan, can also be used to
control some common ailments such us diabetes, cholesterol, and
cardiovascular disease. The Sonoma DIet system was
created by Dr. Guttersen, who is an expert in nutrition from the
Culinary Institute of American in Greystone.
According to the creator of this diet, certain agricultural areas in California
are very similar to those on some countries in the Mediterranean
area, and both have a similar weather. For that reason we can
consume almost the
same food than in those mediterranean lands, because they occur in large
numbers in the agricultural areas of California.
The Sonoma diet recommends ten foods that help lowering the bad cholesterol
levels, and contain essential nutrients for health. The foods are:
almonds, bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, grapes, virgin
olive oil, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, whole grains.
It consists of three stages or WAVES, of which the first is the most
difficult to fulfill as the patient cannot eat sugar, flour, white bread,
fruits, margarine, mayonnaise, cheese containing fat, and whole milk.
This is a sharp step adaptation to new eating habits, where the
emphasis is on changing our habits, but especially in cultivate a
regarding eating foods that may not benefit us in any way. In
this first stage the patient can consume skim milk, olive oil, whole grains,
vegetables, 1 egg per day, lean meats, nuts, and some legumes.
In wave two, you can include in your diet some fruits, more
vegetables , low-fat yogurt, and of course you can eat every day the 10
Step number three is maintenance, where the emphasis is put in
to adopt the
recommended food as a lifestyle food. You can certainly be
very healthy, enjoying a proper weight during your whole life, as all
the essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are secured
with the Sonoma Diet system.
As always a proper and harmonious attitude toward food may be helpful
. Diets can be maintained for some time , but adequate living habits