Friday Favorites: What Are the Best Foods?
A review of reviews on the health effects of animal foods versus plant foods.
This reminds me of my What Are the Healthiest Foods? ( ) video, helpful for some broad takeaways.
If you missed the previous video, check out What Are the Best Beverages? ( ).
PS: The omega-3s video I mentioned is: Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function? ( ).
For more on eggs, see, for example:
• Who Says Eggs Aren’t Healthy or Safe? ( )
• How the Egg Board Designs Misleading Studies ( )
• When Low Risk Means High Risk ( )
• Eggs and Arterial Function ( )
• Debunking Egg Industry Myths ( )
• Eggs and Diabetes ( )
• Egg Industry Response to Choline and TMAO ( )
• How Our Gut Bacteria Can Use Eggs to Accelerate Cancer ( )
• Eggs and Breast Cancer ( )
• Dietary Guidelines: “Eat as Little Dietary Cholesterol as Possible” ( )
• Does Dietary Cholesterol (Eggs) Raise Blood Cholesterol? ( )
• Dietary Cholesterol and Inflammation from Abdominal Obesity ( )
For more on fish, see, for example:
• Fish Consumption and Suicide ( )
• Fish and Diabetes ( )
• California Children Are Contaminated ( )
• How Long to Detox from Fish Before Pregnancy ( )
• Omega 3’s and the Eskimo Fish Tale ( )
• Is Fish “Brain Food” for Older Adults? ( )
For more on poultry, see, for example:
• Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics? ( )
• Past the Age of Miracles: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age ( )
• Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken ( )
• Urinary Tract Infections from Eating Chicken ( )
• What About Kosher and Organic Chicken? ( )
• Chicken Big: Poultry and Obesity ( )
• The Role of Poultry Viruses in Human Cancers ( )
Have a question about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and someone on the NutritionFacts.org team will try to answer it.
UPDATE: We are currently testing the removal of the comment section across all video pages on the NutritionFacts.org website until October, and it will either be reinstated thereafter or removed permanently based on the results. Please feel free to continue your discussions by commenting on our YouTube channel and social media accounts, where we will have Health Support volunteers available to address questions.
Want to get a list of links to all the scientific sources used in this video? Click on Sources Cited at . You’ll also find a transcript and acknowledgements for the video, my blog and speaking tour schedule, and an easy way to search (by translated language even) through our videos spanning more than 2,000 health topics.
Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!
-Michael Greger, MD FACLM
Captions for this video are available in several languages; you can find yours in the video settings. View important information about our translated resources: