When it comes to healthy eating, embracing variety is one of the most important things you can do. It makes staying on-track much easier, and of course, it also makes healthy eating more interesting. Today, we’re going to talk about the benefits of variety in your diet!
Variety in your diet gives you a wide range of nutrients. Let’s say, for example, that for breakfast, you eat two scrambled eggs. You enjoy a turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread for lunch, and for dinner, you eat grilled chicken and asparagus. Those are all great, healthy options, and they offer a lot of important nutrients. But if that’s what you eat every single day, those are the only nutrients you’re going to get!
Embracing a variety of healthy foods, on the other hand, will help you get a broader range of nutrients. Trade that sandwich for a salad with dark leafy greens, grilled chicken, and raspberries, for example, and you have a different nutritional profile. Even something as simple as swapping the kind of vegetables you’re eating day to day or switching one piece of fruit for another can help you get a broader range of nutrients.
Variety can also make it easier to stay on-track with healthy eating as a whole. While some people can handle eating the same thing day in and day out without getting bored, most of us do better when we shake things up. After all, how often do you think you’ll be excited to sit down to dinner when it’s the exact same thing you ate the night before?
That’s why you’ll find a lot of options for protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables in the BBS brochure. It makes it easy to embrace variety in your diet! Take advantage of the food lists, get creative with your recipes, and don’t be afraid to think out of the box. You may be surprised at what becomes your favorite healthy meal!
Eating a variety of healthy foods will provide a wide range of nutrients and help you stay focused on healthy eating, so make sure you embrace variety in your diet. For more tips for improving your lifestyle, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!