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what is the healthiest diet?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Balance: 1/4 plate from protein, 1/4 plate from complex carbohydrates as beans, legumes, whole grains. 1/2 plate as fruit and vegetables. Try to get 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies a day. Try to use olive oil or unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats. Do not have more than 30% of your daily calories from fat.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

I heard that japanese diet is the healthiest. Is this true?

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
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No: People from okinawa are the longest living people in the world. Their diet is not the typical japanese diet.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the healthiest diet or lifestyle to follow?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Government guide: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what do you define as the healthiest diet?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Those doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Need to know is vegetarian the healthiest diet?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Healthy: Vegetarianism is not only a very healthy diet, but it can help with any moral dilemmas that one may have from eating meat. There are many other healthy lifestyle eating habits out there as well, it would be impossible to crown one as the "healthiest". Ask yourself, what matters most to you when it comes to food?
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Two good sources of information are drmcdougall.com and nutritionfacts.org. Both give lots of research information on the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Apr 29, 2014
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the healthiest foods I should have in my diet?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com or www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. The Nutrition Facts website has LOTS of information on healthy and unhealthy foods.

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