Nutrition Key Points World’s Top Experts Agree On
The Oldways Finding Common Groud Conference in Boston hosted some of the world popular nutritionists, scientists and food experts. The group of twenty experts include the best specialists and even doctors from Stanford, Harvard, and Cornell Universities. The co-chairs were Dr. Walter Willet of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. David Katz founding director of the Yale Prevention Research Center.
Despite the fact that all of them can manifest different nutrition philosophies and promote various kind of tips, during the conference they reached a consensus and found nutrition key points they all agree on. Hopefully, it will make our healthy eating habits more strong and confident. Moreover, such gathering allowed cutting off all the pseudo-science and nutrition confusion which helps to sell pills, supplements, magazines, plans, diets but doesn’t make any practical difference.
It was found out that there are many agreements between top famous nutrition experts. And here are the list of key nutrition points they agreed on.
- The foods that define a healthy diet include abundant fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, legumes and minimal amounts of refined starch, sugar and red meat, especially keeping processed red meat intake low. When you put it all together, that’s a lot of common ground.
- Nutrition advice should be free of politics.
- Finding common understanding between experts is important for public health.
- Food insecurity cannot be solved without sustainable food systems. Inattention to sustainability is willful disregard for the quality and quantity of food available to the next generation, i.e., our own children.
- The general clues of healthy nutrition almost stay the same, the new studies make headlines.
- Accurate coverage of health nutrition topics by journalists is very important.
- Red meat is incompatible with environmental health in a sustainable world. We need a diet that equals the nutrition of our Paleo ancestors but is sustainable.
- Food literacy is important.
Originally published at www.medigoo.com on March 16, 2016.