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The best ways to eat healthy and feel better have nothing to do with calories

Business Insider Logo By Erin Brodwin of Business Insider | Slide 2 of 16:  Author Michael Pollan may have condensed the best nutrition wisdom into one line when he wrote: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." Dozens of scientific studies have tied diets high in vegetables - especially greens - to better health outcomes, including  weight loss and a  decreased risk of a handful of chronic diseases. Veggies like watercress, spinach, chives, and collard greens all rank highly on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's list of "powerhouse foods." So find a few you like and start adding them to your plate. But don't worry: Most research does not suggest a need to slash meat, dairy, or fish from your diet. In fact, the best results typically seem linked with diets that combine high amounts of vegetables with healthy sources of protein, which can include seafood, eggs, and meat.  Eating plans like these include the popular Mediterranean diet and MIND diet.

Start eating more vegetables — especially greens.

Author Michael Pollan may have condensed the best nutrition wisdom into one line when he wrote: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

Dozens of scientific studies have tied diets high in vegetables - especially greens - to better health outcomes, including weight loss and a decreased risk of a handful of chronic diseases.

Veggies like watercress, spinach, chives, and collard greens all rank highly on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's list of "powerhouse foods." So find a few you like and start adding them to your plate.

But don't worry: Most research does not suggest a need to slash meat, dairy, or fish from your diet. In fact, the best results typically seem linked with diets that combine high amounts of vegetables with healthy sources of protein, which can include seafood, eggs, and meat. Eating plans like these include the popular Mediterranean diet and MIND diet.

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