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The Jewish Diet Weight Factors

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Traditional Jewish Foods

Kosher refers to the foods that are fit for consumption in the Jewish Diet. Much of the Jewish Diet is based on religion - so diets may vary from one religion to the other.

Fasting is widely practiced. Shellfish is prohibited or generally discouraged, as is pork. The combining of meat and dairy at the same meal is also strongly discouraged or prohibited.

Leavened foods, eggs, dairy, and meat is often restricted.

Some of the Jewish feast days include: Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Purim and Sukkot.

Terrain/Climate - Weight Impact

The hot and dry desert-like terrain can dehydrate an individual quickly, thus impacting weight - if only temporary. The terrain is also rugged, lending foot-traffic the opportunity of rigorous activity.

Foods in the Jewish Diet might include dates, beans, bitter herbs, nuts, spices. Let's review the nutritional data of some of these foods that are popular in the Jewish Diet.

Nutrition Facts, Calories for Deglet Noor & Medjool Dates

Dates Comparison in Nutrition

Deglet Noor Dates

Medjool Dates

Nutritional Elements

100 grams

1 cup chopped

1 pitted date

100 grams

1 pitted date

Calories kcals

282

415

20

277

66

Protein g

2.45

3.60

0.17

1.81

0.43

Carbohydrates g

75.03

110.29

5.33

74.97

17.99

Fiber, Dietary g

8.0

11.8

0.6

6.7

1.6

Sugars g

63.35

93.12

4.50

66.47

15.95

Total Fat g

0.39

0.57

0.03

0.15

0.04

Saturated Fat g

0.032

0.047

0.002

n/a

n/a

Monounsaturated Fat g

0.036

0.053

0.003

n/a

n/a

Polyunsaturated Fat g

0.019

0.028

0.001

n/a

n/a

Cholesterol mg

0

0

0

0

0

Nutrition Facts, Calories for Leg of Lamb

Nutritional Elements

100 grams

1 ounce

1 pound

Calories kcals

230

65

1043

Protein g

17.91

5.08

81.24

Carbohydrates g

0.00

0.00

0.00

Fiber, Dietary g

0.0

0.0

0.0

Total Fat g

17.07

4.84

77.43

Saturated Fat g

7.430

2.106

33.702

Monounsaturated Fat g

7.000

1.985

31.752

Polyunsaturated Fat g

1.350

0.383

6.124

Cholesterol mg

69

20

313

Nutrition Facts, Calories for Jewish Rye Bread

And we can't forget about delicious Jewish Rye Bread, now can we?

Nutritional Elements

100 grams

1 ounce

1 slice

1 Slice, Snack Size

1 Thin Slice

Calories kcals

259

73

83

18

65

Protein g

8.50

2.41

2.72

0.60

2.12

Carbohydrates g

48.30

13.69

15.46

3.38

12.08

Fiber, Dietary g

5.8

1.6

1.9

0.4

1.4

Sugars g

3.85

1.09

1.23

0.27

0.96

Total Fat g

3.30

0.94

1.06

0.23

0.82

Saturated Fat g

0.626

0.177

0.200

0.044

0.156

Monounsaturated Fat g

1.311

0.372

0.420

0.092

0.328

Polyunsaturated Fat g

0.799

0.227

0.256

0.056

0.200

Cholesterol mg

0

0

0

0

0

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