What determines if a food item is healthy or not?

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  1. eXyle

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    Silly question, I know. However, I can't say that I've ever seen this topic discussed before.

    Granted, people say eat tuna/chicken because it is healthier than steak, but there is no mention as to why one is a healthier option than the other.

    If calories are kept at the appropriate levels (will vary if one is cutting/maintaining/bulking), a proper protein/carb/fat split (I understand that there is some debate as to what this actually is) is followed and proper vitamin/mineral/efa levels are achieved, does it matter what foods are used to reach these levels?

    Just curious to find out if there is some rule that determines whether or not a food item is "healthy".
     
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    depends who's saying it really....

    some people assume low fat is healthy, some low carb... some with a good balance... some will say if it's high gi carbs and low sat and trans fat it's healthy, etc
     
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