12 'Unhealthy' Foods Nutritionists Eat

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"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 switching to water or green tea. Skip the sugary flavored creamers and add in organic skim or non-dairy milks like almond or coconut.

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