NAPA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: (L-R) Elizabeth Ingram and Co-host Alton Brown attend a screening, Q&A and dinner for Netflix's Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend hosted by Napa Valley Film Festival and the Culinary Institute of America at Copia on June 15, 2022 in Napa, California. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Netflix)
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The 4 Food Types Alton Brown Eats Every Day
In 2014, Alton Brown went on Larry King Now to discuss the methods he used to help him lose 50 pounds, saying, “I actually made up this diet that was composed of four lists.” Brown’s lists were divided into foods he ate every day, three times a week, once a week, and not at all, and his “every day” foods are obviously the most nutritious.
Green vegetables are on the list, and are rich in vitamins and minerals such as fiber, iron, calcium, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. Nuts are also on the list, along with “something purple,” meaning blueberries, blackberries, or other foods with isoflavones, a compound that can reduce high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
Finally, Brown eats oats every day for their soluble fiber, which slows down digestion and may help lower the risk of heart disease. Brown also told Larry King which foods he banned himself from eating, and says that canned soups and processed fast foods didn’t make the cut, along with “No diet food of any type whatsoever.”