The Mediterranean dines on antioxidants and lipid lowerers: unsaturated fats (like olive oil) and omega-3 fatty acids (in fish) plus whole grains—with a glass of red wine. Heart healthy.
Diets like South Beach target heart health, focusing on complex carbs and unsaturated fats. This easy-to-stick-with plan can help HIVers control insulin, cholesterol and weight.
Balance stars in the Zone. Meals match a specific carb/ protein/fat ratio, using healthy foods. Some experts say it’s good for HIVers—especially for those with blood-sugar ills.
Diets like Atkins and Scarsdale banish almost all carbs so you’ll burn fat instead. That’s unbalanced nutrition—and effects on HIVers are unknown. HIV diet pros say nay.
Do and Don't-Do Diets