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The Handbook’s companion webpage is: Low Carb Diet Handbook. This Handbook is specifically prepared for use with Gary Taubes’s Why We Get Fat and other low carb diet variations. In addition, we’ve also published a companion food database for the New Atkins for a New You diet.

  • In our opinion, one of the most significant diet books of 2011 is Gary Taubes’s Why We Get Fat: And What to Do about It.

In Taubes’s earlier book: Good Calories, Bad Calories, he argues that the best diet is one loaded with protein and fat and very low in carbohydrate. Plant foods allowed in these successful reducing diets are those low in percentage of carb weight relative to food weight. Our Gary Taubes – Low Carb Diet Handbook and nutrient webpage are the essential companions to these most important treatises on low carb diet.

Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live is one of the best-selling diet books. We provide an easy to use, searchable and sortable food database tailored specifically to Fuhrman’s diet. This is an indispensable tool for those who adopt Fuhrman’s dietary principles. Nutrient density of foods are evaluated based not on food weight but on their caloric content. Make your own optimal food choices using objective data rather than subjective estimates.

Online database for easy food selection for Moreno’s diet.

Online database for easy food selection for Paleo Solution diet.

Online database for plant-based diet.

Reports from the National Institutes of Health comparing the effectiveness of the Atkins, Ornish, Zone, LEARN and Weight Watchers diets.

Robert Lustig, Professor at UCSF School of Medicine, gave one of the most watched lecture on YouTube: Sugar: The Bitter Truth to expound the toxicity of sugar in diet. We have a Sugar Content of Foods database that allows you to conveniently evaluate the sugar content of 7,000 food items. In addition, a Fructose Counter, with fructose, sucrose and glucose data on about 500 most common foods.

A unique caffeine counter to help you find out whether you are overdosing yourself with coffee. Caffeine is both a drug and a food additive. Caffeine is used in both prescription and over-the-counter medicines to treat tiredness or drowsiness and to improve the effect of some pain relievers.

The first food database and nutrient analysis tool designed exclusively for the vegan diet. Veganists will find this online tool tremendously useful for evaluating nutrient contents of vegan foods. Users can search for foods by name or browse them by food categories. Foods can be sorted by names or by nutrient contents. Graphs show the quality of foods in terms of mineral and vitamin contents. Foods high in sugar, saturated fat, or protein, fiber, etc., are noted to make food choice exceptionally easy.

Washington Post: A big Harvard project that for the first time details how much weight individual foods make people put on or keep off. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that getting heavier is not just a matter of “calories in, calories out.”
Among all the foods studied, potatoes stood out. Every additional serving of potatoes people added to their regular diet each day made them gain about a pound over four years. It was no surprise that french fries and potato chips are especially fattening. But the study found that even mashed, baked or boiled potatoes were unexpectedly plumping, perhaps because of their effect on the hormone insulin.
Check out our online potatoes vs. nuts database specifically prepared for use with the Washington Post article about the Harvard School of Public Health study.

One of the world’s most complete online searchable food databases that contain glycemic index and glycemic load data. We have glycemic index and glycemic load values for more than 3,700 food items. Foods can be searched by names and sorted by glycemic index or glycemic load. Foods are also color-coded by their glycemic index values making it effortless to identify desirable foods. This is an indispensable tool for those who want to adopt the glycemic index diet.

Our Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of Foods, 2nd Edition in paperback is now available for purchase at CreateSpace. Click to see sample pages. The Kindle ebook version is also available on Amazon: DietGrail Publications on Amazon

The only online searchable vegetarian diet food database with glycemic index and glycemic load ratings. If you are vegetarian, this is the most convenient food database to look up glycemic ratings of foods. Food can be search by names or browse by categories such as Vegetables, or Grain Products, etc. Non-vegetarian foods have been removed from the database to make searching and browsing results most relevant to your needs.

For the convenience of veganists, the DietGrail vegetarian food database is further refined to contain only vegan foods.

Online whole foods, plant-based food database for Caldwell Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease diet.

Alphabetical list of food databases for various health requirements or medical conditions:

All nutrient counters below allow searching and sorting a database of about 7,000 foods unless otherwise noted.

Essential amino acid databases:

Other nutrient databases: