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, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my week-long 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 a consumer so frustrated, 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 a mass email to 17 nutritionists and doctors from all different backgrounds and asked them to name the foods they consider most healthy. 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 100% of nutritionists can agree on.

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