You may think cutting out certain foods is the fastest way to a healthy diet. It’s not. To improve your diet in a meaningful way, it’s better to concentrate on the foods you need to eat more of.
According to a recent survey, most women need to double their intake of fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and eat an extra serving or two of grains (bread, cereals, rice, pasta) each day. If you’re looking for ways to make your diet healthier, that’s where to start. (The next step: Cut back a bit on sweets and added fats butter, oil, salad dressing and you’ll be doing very well indeed.)
Beyond good nutrition, variety means more pleasure in every bite: It satisfies your desire to crunch into a crisp, juicy apple, to enjoy the perfumed sweetness of a perfectly ripe peach, the chewy heft of really good bread, the cool pleasure of half-melting ice cream and the succulence of a really good burger.