Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

Amanda Montell
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There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world that it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong food diary to two nutritionists with opposing backgrounds and received wildly different feedback from each. (If you're curious, a holistic nutritionist told me my high-carb vegan diet was so protein deficient that I was close to death, while a traditional expert told me I was right on track.)

There are shockingly few foods that all nutrition experts can agree on. Some think soy is perfectly healthy; others think it's poison. Some think fruit belongs in a healthy diet; others think it's so sugary you should never touch it. Some think dairy is the devil; others think Greek yogurt is the nectar of the gods. I could go on for days.

All this conflicting information can make you, as a consumer, so frustrated that you just want to throw your hands up and say, "Is anything really healthy?" That's exactly the question we were inspired to answer.

So we sent out an email to 17 nutritionists and doctors from all different backgrounds and asked them to name the foods they consider healthiest. Then we cross-referenced their feedback and put together this master list. Let's put an end to the guessing once and for all. Keep scrolling to discover the foods that nutritionists can agree on.

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