What is the perfect diet? I get asked this question a lot. The truth is, a healthy diet is different for everyone. While the basics of healthy eating, like avoiding junk food and eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables are standard for almost everyone, specific diets are very different depending upon who you are. Some people have special dietary requirements because of medical conditions, while other people feel best eating a certain way because of their genetic make up. Did you know that scientists have recently identified certain people who do better eating a vegetarian diet? Genetic researchers have also identified people who thrive and feel best by including meat in their diet.
The bottom line is we are all unique individuals and the best diet for each one of us is unique! That’s why it’s helpful to consult with an expert in the field of nutrition, a licensed, trained dietitian who can help you choose the best diet for your individual and unique needs.