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What is a healthy diet?

Dr. Mark Hyman, MD
Family Medicine
The foundation of your diet should be high-quality protein, fats and nonstarchy vegetables that don't spike blood sugar or insulin. The reasons are simple: these are the types of foods that not only reignite your metabolism, calm body-wide inflammation, and crush cravings, but also fill you up. Remember it is very hard to control how much you eat, but easy to control what you eat. It is the quality of the food and the composition of your meal that matters most in reversing weight gain and creating health.
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Janis Jibrin, MS, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
A healthy diet includes generous amounts of fruits and vegetables. In this video, I will say that half your plate should be fruit and vegetables, a quarter whole grains and a quarter lean meat.
Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
When considering healthy eating, consider the old definition of the standard grain-based diet and the tenets of my nutrient dense vegetable-based eating style:

High-Nutrient Diet:
  • Vegetable-based
  • Lots of beans, nuts, and seeds
  • At least four fresh fruits daily
  • Oils used sparingly
  • Animal products minimized (zero to five times a week)
  • Focused on nutrient-dense calories
Standard Diet:
  • Grain-based
  • Lots of dairy and meats
  • Lots of refined sweeteners
  • Oils used liberally
  • Animal products emphasized (two to three times a day)
  • Focused on nutrient-poor calories
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