Three square meals a day (including snacks) are recommended for good health. K. Mitchell Naficy, MD, a family physician with 29 years of clinical experience, suggests eating less often.
"Eating red meat sometimes can also be advantageous for your health," says Atlanta-based orthopaedic specialist Kellie K. Middleton, MD, MPH. Catch? moderation.
He says coffee is unhealthy because it disrupts sleep and raises blood pressure. Yet, coffee contains antioxidants and can boost alertness, energy, and mood when drank in moderation.
We strictly avoided high-fat meals since they were harmful. Now, we know that monounsaturated fats like avocados and polyunsaturated fats like nuts, seeds, and oils are essential to a balanced diet.
Dark chocolate has long been promoted by health experts. "Dark chocolate (made with 70% or more cocoa) includes natural antioxidants called flavonoids, which have been associated to enhanced heart health