Too frequently, things we thought were healthy are harmful. Coconut oil—once touted as a healthy fat—has all the cardiovascular risks of its contemporaries.
Traditional knowledge says we need three square meals and snacks to be healthy.
"One ounce of walnuts contains 11% of the daily magnesium value, which improves sleep."
Red meat "contains a number of vitamins and minerals that are important for overall health," Middleton explains.
"Grass-fed beef reduces inflammation and the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer," she says.
Naficy thinks drinking coffee in moderation has several health benefits.
He says coffee is unhealthy because it disrupts sleep and raises blood pressure.
We religiously avoided high-fat foods because they were unhealthy.
Sugar and carbohydrates cause obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. "Fat is vilified," she adds.
Dark chocolate also contains magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, and potassium, which are essential for cell health.
"Check the nutrition label to make sure you're receiving a good product with little sugar and other bad additives.