12 ‘Unhealthy’ Foods Nutritionists Eat


TIME

Registered dietitians are experts in healthy eating, and you’ll usually spot them chowing down on a big green salad, whipping up a fruit and yogurt smoothie, or snacking on crudités. But many foods they eat will probably surprise you. Some are everyday foods you didn’t think were healthy (but actually are), while others are definite splurges—just done smartly and without guilt. Just follow their lead on these 12.

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Coffee

“Coffee has a reputation as being unhealthy, but in moderation and with the right add-ins, it’s actually a superdrink,” says Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Health‘s contributing nutrition editor. Your morning brew is packed with antioxidants, which may be why regular coffee consumption is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

To drink it and reap the rewards (without jittery side effects), Sass suggests drinking one cup in the morning and then…

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