Here are Five Food Rules that will endure the test of time.
I wrote recently about how the nutrition “facts” we used to believe decades ago have changed. Even a study done last week will be refuted by a study this week. It’s downright confusing. So I began to think: Wouldn’t the most valuable advice be that which has stood the test of time? Combing through years of nutritional literature, I found some practical advice that holds true. If you are looking for guidance you can count on now and in the future, start with these five rules.
1. Choose a variety of food
Let’s be honest: There is no one superfood that can provide your body with the 40 nutrients that it requires. Variety is necessary to ensure you’ll get the protein, carbs, fat, vitamins and minerals needed for good health.
From 1980 to 1995, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans included the advice to “eat a variety of foods.” The 2015 Dietary Guidelines still say to “choose a variety of nutrient-dense foods across and within all food groups.”
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