We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As we have been saying for years, there is no right "healthy diet" because humans are omnivores. As we have also been saying for years, there is no benefit in a "low fat" or high-vegetable and fruit diet. The evidence for this has been pouring in for 20 years, but people are slow to relinquish their biases. Two recent updates, yet again:
By the way, does any normal person in the Western World eat five servings of fruit and vegetables daily anyway? But never mind, it doesn't matter. We all know that broccoli causes cancer, carrots and fruit are basically sugar, and coffee helps you live forever.
I totally agree. It is important to point out that many people have health problems that are directly affected by diet for better or for worse. For those people there is a more healthy and less healthy diet. This is important because people and even doctors and scientists sometimes conflate that fact to imply that those diets that benefit someone with a specific health problem could benefit everyone.
I consciously try to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables everyday and five servings isn't that difficult.
When even Time is mentioning this "new" answer, you know this is old news. Heck, my mother was a nurse and even back in the '70's when they first started pushing hydrogenated vegetable oil margarine over saturated fat butter or lard she scoffed at the science. (If you bubble hydrogen through a liquid non-saturated fat until it remains solid at room temperature, congratulations, you've just saturated the fat.) Of course, you don't hear so much about the health benefits of hydrogenated vegetable oil any more - they decided the trans fats are bad for you with nary a mention that this is what the government for years was telling you was the healthy stuff to eat.