Part of the battle of healthy eating is finding good-for-you foods that you actually like to eat. And when you do, your instinct may be to latch on to them. After all, having a go-to list of healthy food makes everything easier, from meal planning to grocery shopping.
But, as they say, variety is the spice of life. And that goes for healthy food, too.
“You may have heard ‘eat the rainbow,’ meaning all the different colored fruits and veggies, and there is truth to that,” says Ginger Hultin, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “It’s important to eat a large variety of foods so you get access to different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.” Not to mention, varying your diet can help with weight loss and even maintaining the loss over a two-year period, according to recent research.
So without further adieu, here are six foods that you shouldn’t eat every day.