Have any of you read "How Not To Die" by Dr. Michael Greger?
That's a great book, he gives the low down on what a healthy diet should be nowadays based on a lot of good research. He does advocate a plant based diet but openly says "it doesn't have to be all or nothing".
So personally I live by his daily dozen foods to eat which include serving of legumes, whole grains, berries, leafy greens, curcif veg, nuts, flax, turmeric, fruit, other veg, green tea, exercise etc.. but because I still think some meat is healthy I throw in lean cuts to help with recovery and B vitamins etc. Eating this way has lead to me finally having perfect blood tests after 2 years of crash diets, and, wouldn't you know... it's pretty much the food pyramid