If you’re like most, sometimes figuring out what a healthy diet actually consists of might seem as confusing as trying tofigure out how to put together a piece of Ikea furniture.
For the most part, basic nutrition is pretty straightforward, but the fact that we’re constantly bombarded with different diet theories and varying research results quickly and constantly clouds what we think we know and often makes us second guess our choices. When it comes down to it, though, the answer to many of our most common diet questions is an unsatisfying one: it depends. This is because—and maybe you’ve heard this before—what works for one person might not be the best option for another.
Of course, like we just said, this answer is entirely unsatisfying and mostly just leaves us wondering how exactly we can go about finding what does work best for us. Part of figuring out what your best diet will consist of includes educating yourself. This is where the experts come in. We recruited six nutrition experts to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about diets and eating healthy.
Here’s what they had to say.