Dr Oz: What Is The Pegan Diet?
Dr Oz shared that there is a new method of eating called Pegan, that is supposedly the best new thing. Dr Mark Hyman is the creator of the diet and he says anyone who tries it can see changes in just ten days. Dr Hyman explained that it’s a combination of Paleo and Vegan, which you may think are two very different diets, when it reality they have more in common with each other than each of them do with the standard American diet. The main idea for both diets are the same: whole, real, fresh foods without processed ingredients and sugars.
Dr Hyman said the diet can give you the best of both worlds. When you combine the best of both, it’s less restrictive, has more health benefits, and allows you to enjoy a wide range of whole, fresh foods. Dr Oz said he likes that it closes up the “loopholes.”
Dr Oz: Eat Pegan To Lower Inflammation
Dr Hyman explained that inflammation can be caused by added sugars, processed foods, dairy, gluten, too much meat, and refined oils. If you eat a lot of sugar, it can raise cortisol in your body, which means inflammation caused by stress doesn’t just occur from emotions.
Dr Oz: Less Meat & Beans
The first rule of the pegan diet is to “treat meat as a condiment.” Dr Hyman said you should down-size animal consumption and up-size plant consumption. He showed two salads that were full of fresh veggies, with just a little meat on top. You also want to make sure you’re getting good meat, which means organic, antibiotic free meat.
Another rule of the pegan diet is no more than a half cup of beans per day. Dr Hyman said beans can be good, but they can also be starchy, which means high blood sugar in those with diabetes. He also suggested eating smaller beans and avoiding large beans like adzuki beans.
Dr Oz: Pegan Grains + Eggs For Breakfast
As for grains, a half cup of low-glycemic grains per day are allowed. Dr Hyman suggested eating black rice or quinoa. A half cup of cooked grains is about the size of a light bulb. You can also use your palm to determine what one serving looks like for you.
Dr Hyman then shared that you should start your day with two whole eggs because you shouldn’t restrict cholesterol from your diet anymore.
Dr Oz: Going Pegan
Dr Oz then talked to a woman who has been gluten-free and dairy-free for years, but she was still experiencing issues. She went pegan to see if it helped and she said her reflux completely disappeared, as did her brain fog, and she had so much energy. A typical breakfast is egg muffins made out of eggs and vegetables. She also roasts a batch of vegetables on Sundays so that she can enjoy them at each meal.
Have you been following a paleo or vegan diet? Would you try going pegan?