We have always lived on, and apparently required, a great variety of foods, animal and vegetable. That is to say – fish and flesh, nuts, fruits, grains, fat, sugar, and vegetables. Indeed, we can live on anything and everything, but importance of great variety of foods can never be neglected. We still need a great variety of different sorts of food in order to keep our health. There is no “best food“; nor is there any one food on which we can live and work. No one kind of food contains all the stuffs that our body is made of and needs, in exactly the right proportions. It takes a dozen or more different kinds of food to supply these, and the body picks out what it wants, and throws away the remainder.
Even the best and most nutritious and digestible single food, like meat, or bread and butter, or sugar, is not sufficient by itself; We must eat other things with it to have healthy life. Every food has its importance, either you know it or not.
Although nearly two-thirds of the actual fuel which we put into our body-boilers is in the form of a dozen or fifteen great staple foods, like bread, meat, butter, sugar, eggs, milk, potatoes, and fish, yet all the lighter foods, also, are needed for perfect health.
Key to Health - Don’t underestimate the Importance of Variety in Your Food