Kosher Diet

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Kosher Diet and Weight Loss

Planning a healthy kosher diet should not present any great difficulty. Similar to other weight loss diet plans, as long as you reduce calories appropriately, eat plenty of fruits/vegetables, reduce your intake of saturated fat, and take enough exercise, you will lose weight in a healthy way. However, any kosher diet must conform to the special dietary rules of Judaism.

What is the Meaning of Kosher?

Kosher, a Yiddish word derived from the Hebrew word \"kasher\" (keser/kaser) meaning \"fit\" or \"proper\". In a dietary context, kosher describes foods that meet the requirements of Jewish dietary laws (Kashrut). Non-kosher food is called \"treifah\" or \"treif\".

Jewish Diet Law

The basic diet laws of kashrut are found in the Torah\'s Book of Leviticus, amplified in the oral law (the Mishnah and the Talmud) and codified by rabbinical authorities. Kosher diet interpretations by rabbis continues in Jewish communities around the world.

The Basic Kosher Diet Rules

At the very least, any kosher weight loss diet must be in conformity with the following:

Kosher Certified Weight Loss Diet Foods

If you are an orthodox Jew or keep a kosher table, your Kosher diet should contain only foods identified as kosher by the presence of a \"hechsher\" or \"hechsherim\" (plural). A hechsher is a symbol that indicates that the food has been certified as kosher by a rabbinical authority usually a rabbinic organization.

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