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Variety Is the Secret to a Healthy Diet

Eating a diet full of a wide variety of foods is more than a good idea; it is a great way to ensure you are getting all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need.

In fact, more and more studies indicate that it is better to eat your vitamins than to take supplements. With this in mind I urge you to try new fruits and veggies and to experiment with familiar healthy foods you avoid.

You might not like streamed broccoli, but have you tried it sautéed with garlic? Think Brussels sprouts are gross? Try them roasted with olive oil and onions. Never tried kale? Then check out this recipe for Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Olive Oil from Oldways. Not sure what to do with quinoa (or even what it is)? Try YumSugar's Quinoa Primavera with Chicken.

There is a wide world of food, so don’t cut yourself short. You can always visit YumSugar to search for new and exciting recipes.

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BrooklynSugar BrooklynSugar 8 years
I agree! There are lots of interesting foods out there which are actually quite tasty. Along these lines, there should be an article about CSAs, if there hasn't been already. CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a direct relationship between local farmers and their community. Basically, you buy a 'share' at the beginning of the season, in the spring. Each week my neighborhood gets a 'harvest' of seasonal organic vegetables. I've experimented with so much new produce, and it's very enjoyable.. not to mention rewarding, to help support a family-run organic/biodynamic farm, instead of corporations who primarily look to turn profits. The vegetables are the best I've tasted, harvested the day I get them too, which is a big plus.If you're in the NYC area, check out:http://www.justfood.org/jf/index.htmlIf not, do some research.. I'm sure there are tons of CSAs across the country.
BrooklynSugar BrooklynSugar 8 years
I agree! There are lots of interesting foods out there which are actually quite tasty. Along these lines, there should be an article about CSAs, if there hasn't been already. CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a direct relationship between local farmers and their community. Basically, you buy a 'share' at the beginning of the season, in the spring. Each week my neighborhood gets a 'harvest' of seasonal organic vegetables. I've experimented with so much new produce, and it's very enjoyable.. not to mention rewarding, to help support a family-run organic/biodynamic farm, instead of corporations who primarily look to turn profits. The vegetables are the best I've tasted, harvested the day I get them too, which is a big plus. If you're in the NYC area, check out: http://www.justfood.org/jf/index.html If not, do some research.. I'm sure there are tons of CSAs across the country.
XSofieX XSofieX 8 years
I LOVE quinoa!!!... and BROCCOLI!! sorry just feeling a bit hyper after my morning workout and my apple! But yeah definitly agree, a varied diet gives you so much more energy than eating the same old stuff every day
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