What are the Healthiest Foods?

What Are The Healthiest Foods?

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What Are The Healthiest Foods?

DESCRIPTION: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which foods best supply shortfall nutrients while avoiding disease-promoting components?

What Are The Healthiest Foods?

I feel like this should have been one of the first NutritionFacts.org videos! Sorry it’s taken me so long to just step back and offer some of the basics. I’ve always pictured my role as more of providing the latest science, but you can’t understand all the new discoveries without a good foundation. Let me know if you think I should do more of these nutrition 101 videos or leave that to others and just focus on the shiny and new.

What Are The Healthiest Foods?

How low should one try to push their intake of some of the food components to avoid? See Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero ( ), How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much? ( ) and for sodium, High Blood Pressure May Be a Choice ( ). Surprised that trans fats weren’t limited to partially hydrogenated junk? Check out Trans Fat in Meat and Dairy ( ).

What Are The Healthiest Foods?

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What Are The Healthiest Foods?

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DESCRIPTION: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which foods best supply shortfall nutrients while avoiding disease-promoting components?

I feel like this should have been one of the first NutritionFacts.org videos! Sorry it’s taken me so long to just step back and offer some of the basics. I’ve always pictured my role as more of providing the latest science, but you can’t understand all the new discoveries without a good foundation. Let me know if you think I should do more of these nutrition 101 videos or leave that to others and just focus on the shiny and new.

How low should one try to push their intake of some of the food components to avoid? See Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/trans-fat-saturated-fat-and-cholesterol-tolerable-upper-intake-of-zero/), How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-much-added-sugar-is-too-much/) and for sodium, High Blood Pressure May Be a Choice (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/high-blood-pressure-may-be-a-choice/). Surprised that trans fats weren’t limited to partially hydrogenated junk? Check out Trans Fat in Meat and Dairy (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/trans-fat-in-meat-and-dairy/).

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What Are The Healthiest Foods?

37 thoughts on “What are the Healthiest Foods?

  1. I have no nutritional or medical education …. I have been a raw foodist
    eating fresh whole foods for the past 15+ years …. how was an uneducated
    person like me able to figure all this out years before the medical
    community? Are our Doctors, researchers and leaders really this far behind
    the knowledge?

    1. I honestly find your viewpoint short sided. (Not meant as an insult, I just
      honestly think so).

      What science is all about is not taking things at face values and question
      everything as much as possible. This combined with the fact that there are
      active forces (meat industry, ect) working against this medical research
      AND that the human body is complicated and studying lifestyles takes a lot
      of time to be credible makes this branch of science very slow growing.

      ‘Truth is rarely pure, and never simple’

    2. Hi Cubed, there is no argument that Fresh Raw foods are the best foods of
      all. Sorry, but scientists and Doctors seem to be the last group of people
      to understand this simple fact.

    3. +Ronnie & Minh Uhm really disagree with that. They are maybe the last to
      conclude that, (except… you know a big part of all the meat eaters??),
      but not being sure doesn’t mean they say the opposite.

    1. +Kristian Niss The only food that doesn’t have protein is processed sugar
      and refined fat (animal fat, plant fat). No person eats this way

  2. Wow man… I wonder who’s paying “future10video” to post around 30 comments
    an hour on every single video of Dr. Greger lately.

    1. +clearwaterlakota Wow. Thanks for enlightening me. Being that narrow and
      focusing on the weakest aspect of the vegan diet, I hate to say it but
      she’d likely do just as well or better off following the Paleo Diet and
      continue to eat meat and dairy.

    2. +Peter John Tell us about your poop, sir. Elevate the level of
      conversation with an erudite explication of the aesthetic value of your
      poop.

    3. +Rajce89 I am vegan and I strongly disagree with this. Eating meat doesn’t
      cancel out all the other foods you would eat too. When I ate meat I felt
      really quite healthy coz a lot of my diet was still veggies, berries, seeds
      etc. I do believe vegan can be healthy but so can a diet of fruits and
      veggies that contains meat too.

  3. They are reportedly going to remove the restriction on cholesterol in the
    next release of the official dietary guidelines. The evidence that dietary
    cholesterol is bad is not strong enough.

    1. i would still suggest that you watch your cholesterol intake. its not off
      the hook for long term heart disease in risk cases.

    1. +paintur68 are you having recovery issues? im so thankful for beans. they
      get rid of my gym soreness faster than meat ever did

    2. +Raph Worse, looks like I have some kind of nerve damage going on. I hate
      it, because I was really getting into the gym. I loved it. Sucks.

  4. An obvious issue then is where to get Vitamin D other than from sunlight.
    Do we really need to be getting that from the food we eat? I’m not a big
    mushroom eater, but perhaps I need to become one.

    1. +LifestyleWithMe All the videos can also be found on the NutritionFacts.org
      website, where each video has a link to the Sources Cited on the right side
      of the screen.

  5. It is crazy how many people comment argumenting how saturated fats,
    cholesterol and animal products are amazing for you. But hey, carbs are
    horrible! But our brains run by carbs, actually. There is a freaking lot of
    science, and also very good documentaries, showing how consuming animal
    products is bad for the planet, bad for ourselves, and quite cruel. And
    ecological grass fed animals are not sustainable for the planet. We don’t
    have the space. Factory farming uses a big amount of the Earth’s land,
    including the land used to feed those animals. That is already not
    sustainable for the planet, imagine if every cow or chicken needed a piece
    of land. Crazy. If you hate vegans, I don’t get why you watch vegan stuff
    and then comment and hate. Go and do something useful with your time, I
    suggest. Dr Greger is not a ‘biased doctor’ anyway. He became a doctor
    because of his grandmother, and dedicated his life to study nutrition
    outside of any corporation that could control his movements. That is why
    NutritionFacts.org is non-profit. He doesn’t want to sell any drugs by
    lying. Research before saying anything about him. Watch his talks.

  6. Only thing to add is dietary cholesterol minimal effect on blood
    cholesterol levels. Not saying to eat these foods but the cholesterol
    effect should be of little concern for most.

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