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Vitamins in Dukan Diet

March 30, 2012

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Many people wonder if there’s a need for vitamin supplementation in Dukan diet. I’ve been pondering over it myself and created this list of the most essential vitamins and their dietary sources based on the list of dukan diet safe foods.

This is not a complete list, obviously. But it gives you the picture whether the recommended and allowed dukan diet foods are enough to meet the body’s daily requirements for vitamins. Read more →

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Green Beans in Dukan Diet

March 20, 2012

in Food List, Vegetables

Allowed in...
  • Phase II PV
  • Phase III
  • Phase IV
Disallowed in Phases
  • Phase I
  • Phase II PP
Called green beans in the USA, french breans in the UK. Some call it squeaky beans. Whatever you choose to call it, the term green bean spans over many different kinds of beans: common bean, yardlong bean, winged bean, and hyacinth bean. Green beans are also very similar to edamame beans. Anyway, here’s a short info on when can you eat it, and when not while on Dukan Diet.
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Allowed in...
  • Phase II PV
  • Phase III
  • Phase IV
Disallowed in Phases
  • Phase I
  • Phase II PP
Edamame beans are in fact the immature, or young, green soya pods. They are usually available in two forms: as whole pods with soya seeds inside or as hulled green seeds (without the pod).

As far as the dukan diet rules are concerned, only the ‘podded’ variety of edamame can be considered cruise phase compliant. As you can see in the charts below, edamame in pods contains much less carbs, almost no fat, and are high in dietary fiber. Read more →

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Cucumber in Dukan Diet

March 14, 2012

Fresh cucumbers, pickles and gherkins are three valuable additions to the Dukan Diet menu. Fresh cucumbers should not be eaten during the Attack Phase, on the other hand, gherkins and pickles are diet-safe. This, however doesn’t mean that you menu should consist only of cucumbers.

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Chicory in Dukan Diet

March 13, 2012

Chicory, and more specifically a vegetable called Belgian endive, is very similar to cabbage and lettuce. Even though, dr Dukan, did not specifically pointed out this veggie as a valid Attack Phase or Cruise Phase (PP) food, I think it is safe to eat chicory throughout every stage of the Dukan Diet.

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Cabbage in Dukan Diet

March 13, 2012

This information refers to the most common varieties of cabbage, including: white & red cabbage, drumhead cabbage, oxheart cabbage, Krautman, and many others. In Dukan Diet you can eat sweet cabbage (cooked or raw) in phase two (PV), three and four. Fermented cabbage (aka sauerkraut or sour cabbage) can be consumed in moderation (due to […]

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Carrots in Dukan Diet

March 13, 2012

Carrots are one of the rare vegetables that are more nutritious cooked than raw. Moreover, carrots are more nutritious when cut by a knife! Don’t worry though, both raw or heat-processed carrots are very healthy and very recommended in just but every diet.

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Celery & Celeriac in Dukan Diet

March 12, 2012

The name celeriac concerns the edible roots of celery (lat. Apium graveolens). The edible green stalk of the plant is commonly referred to as celery. Both vegetables are very nutritious but, as usual, the root is relatively rich in carbs and sugars while the green’s percentage share of the dietary fiber in carbs is much […]

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Broccoli in Dukan Diet

March 12, 2012

There are no quantity restrictions regarding the use of broccoli in the Dukan Diet, thus you can eat as much broccoli as you want. In any form you like. As to cooking methods, steaming without salt let broccoli retain most of its valuable vitamins and minerals. You can also eat it raw if you like, […]

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Beetroot in Dukan Diet

March 12, 2012

It is recommended that you don’t eat too much roots of beet during the Cruise Phase because of relatively high contents of sugar. This, however, doesn’t apply to green leafy portion of young red beet, which is not only edible but also very delicious (similar to spinach in taste & texture) and contains 8 times […]

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Aubergine in Dukan Diet

March 11, 2012

Aubergine (aka eggplant, melongene, brinjal or guinea squash) — one of the few vegetables that does great on the BBQ! Some say it is an aphrodisiac. Some grow it as a pot flower. How can you make use of it in the Dukan Diet?

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Asparagus in Dukan Diet

March 11, 2012

Its wealth of nutrients, fiber and very low sodium and calorie content make asparagus a nutritionally wise choice for today’s health-conscious consumer.

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