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    How important is diversity in diet?

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    I don't need a lot of variety or spontaneity in my meals to be satisfied. I normally go through phases of dishes that I'll eat all the time. How important is diversifying my meals? Is there anything you eat over and over?

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    i think some diversity is needed to get your vitamin and mineral bases covered

    i'm not too good at it though so i keep a bottle of vitamins handy
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    I eat the same stuff more or less, but they are all highly nutritious stuff: liver, bone broth, red meat (grassfed), cage free eggs, coconut, fruit, some grassfed (and none grassfed) dairy/butter, some seafood. I take a multivitamin just in case though.


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    If you don't mind the sheer boredom, not that important: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread84401.html
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    When I have a craving for something (healthy) I generally eat it cause it's a way of my body telling me I'm missing something. Lately it's been pumpkin & garlic (not together though lol).

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    I do the same thing. I have basically eaten the same thing for weeks at a time. Every now and then I mix it up with something different, but I feel good, and don't crave anything.
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    Different colours are indicators of different nutritional values in natural foods. Diversity in diet is probably the most important thing, once you have a basic handle on whats good and bad generally. So the steak and eggs diet is going to be way better that eating junk food, but a range of different foods will enhance your health as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    i think some diversity is needed to get your vitamin and mineral bases covered

    i'm not too good at it though so i keep a bottle of vitamins handy
    I am too lazy to try an figure out if it is even possible to get all of your vitamins and minerals from eating food. My guess is that it is not possible. So if that is the case then how important can it be? That being said I think that some variety is probably a good thing. I too have some vitamins hanging around that I take occasionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Timber View Post
    I am too lazy to try an figure out if it is even possible to get all of your vitamins and minerals from eating food. My guess is that it is not possible. So if that is the case then how important can it be? That being said I think that some variety is probably a good thing. I too have some vitamins hanging around that I take occasionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannakb View Post
    When I have a craving for something (healthy) I generally eat it cause it's a way of my body telling me I'm missing something. Lately it's been pumpkin & garlic (not together though lol).
    Don't knock pumpkin and garlic together
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