Should You Eat The Same Foods?
Where do you get your nutrition, and when it comes to getting the most nutrition, is there a way how to eat different foods? This ultimately comes down to food diversity.
We could probably say our standard of living has increased over the past, let's say, a hundred years. Unfortunately, that's not reflected in our nutrition and the way that we get nutrition from the foods that we eat. We spend less money proportionally-wise on whole foods today than we did, let's say, 50 years ago. And that connection that we have with foods and the foods that we consume is getting weaker and weaker by the day. Food diversity is down, illnesses are up. There has to be some sort of correlation there.
Around the world there's about 50,000 or so edible plant species. 15 of those roughly make up 90% or so of the energy intake around the world. And if you dig a little bit deeper, rice, corn, and wheat roughly consume about 60% of the energy intake. History has shown that at any given time there's probably a hundred or so different plant species depending upon wherever you live.
Is there a significant relationship between food nutrition and your health? Ultimately it comes down to finding out what works well for each of us and understanding health related issues like, how many edible plant species are there and available for us to eat. So my point is this, is that you owe it up to yourself and to your family to look at food diversity. You have the ability to make those changes, and our nutrition really depends upon it.
In this podcast episode of The Mental Minute, I look at nutrition from the basis of how nutrient dense whole foods are so that we can learn how to spend less money on food. By getting more nutrition from our foods and eating a wide variety of foods like more edible plants, there ultimately will be a significant correlation between, food diversity, illness, and our health.
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