A Healthy Diet is a Varied Diet
Some foods are just objectively better for you than others, no offense to those others. Lentils are better than cakes. Tomatoes are better than soda. Brussel sprouts are better than candy bars. Those “others” have the fact that they’re delicious going for them at least. All we’re trying to say here is some things aren’t rocket science.
Some people act like eating is though. There are the foods everyone is telling you to eat, like they’re the end-all and be-all of what’s good for you. It’s something of a fad these “super” foods: at one time it was kale, then it was amaranth, then it was goji berries, this year (or was it last year?) it’s supposedly turmeric. Magazines even have superfoods of the year, like it was the Oscars of eating, the Nobel prize of foodstuffs, the Person of the Year, but it’s a legume.
Alas, nutrition just doesn’t work that way. If only we had to eat just once a year!
The real deal is that the emphasis should be on variety. You read between the lines on these superfood celebrity write-ups and it’s basically a food that has, ya know, nutrients in it. We get that some stuff doesn’t (those 0 calories, 0 sugar, 0 fat also = 0 nutrition), but most stuff, well, does. If it’s a food that’s grown from or in the ground or comes from an animal or out of the sea, it’s probably got things in it your body needs and wants. So let’s give your body what it needs and it wants, shall we?
Eat different types of food to enrich your diet
Nature did this cool thing and made it easy by kind of color-coding foods. So just making your dishes more colorful goes a long way. One big headlining color is orange, the carrots, papayas, squash, the famous turmeric with their beta carotene, but green ones (we’re thinking your standard lettuces, your green peppers, your peas) are also important because they’re just jam-packed with antioxidants, vitamin K, and folates. If it’s colorful, it’s probably got something good for you in it (and by that we mean pink pomegranate over plain potato).
Mix and match colors in your meal. It makes for an appealing presentation and makes sure you’re getting a dose of what your body needs.
It’s not only about the colors though and it’s not only the fruits and vegetables that your body needs (and wants). So you also need to choose from all the real foods that are out there. That includes other things like dairy, fish, meat, and seafood. Nuts are key too even though they often come in brown. Olive oil. Whole grains. (Which includes whole grain bread and pasta, folks.)
Food Crowd makes sure we offer all the possible real foods your rainbow colored creations might call for. We have meat and seafood delivery right to your door, we deliver fresh veggies, we ship you all your dairy and organic food needs. We’re committed to providing you with healthy, locally sourced, and multi-colored food, whenever your body wants or needs it.