No single food can provide all the nutrients your body needs. That’s why it’s important to eat a variety of foods across all food groups: grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy (if consumed), and protein. In fact, dietary diversity is linked to an abundance of health-boosting bacteria in your gut.
Variety also adds more enjoyment to meals. Imagine all the possible new dishes and flavors! To start, perhaps consider the foods you eat most often. Are there other fruits, vegetables, grains, or protein sources you’d like to taste? The next time you purchase food, take these ideas with you and choose one or two new items. If you’re unsure how to prepare them, there are many free recipes and resources available online.
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