Why diversifying your diet matters
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, the world mainly consumes just 12 crops and 5 animal species. Consuming such a limited diet has serious implications, not only for our individual health but also for our collective health as a nation.
Research suggests that eating such a limited diet increases our chance of suffering from health issues like depression, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, asthma, food allergies, metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis. The Future 50 Foods list combines more familiar, although in some cases underused foods, such as lentils, quinoa, and kale, with less globally well-known foods like fonio, pumpkin flowers, and cactus. Each has been selected based on their nutritional value, relative environmental impact, flavour, acceptability, and potential accessibility and affordability.
Aside from improving our general overall health, eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals helps give our bodies access to essential nutrients vital for growth, forwarding off nutritional deficiencies, and for ensuring optimal daily functioning.
The key to achieving a nutritionally diverse diet is adding more variety to what you eat – you don’t need to cut out any essential food groups.
Knorr is providing practical ways to do this, along with Future 50 Foods – a list of 50 plant-based diet foods, like lentils, quinoa and kale, which have been selected based on their high nutritional value, flavour, accessibility, and affordability. Knorr also offers soups, cook-in-sauces, stocks, gravies, instant sauces, and pasta sauces to help make these foods a delicious addition to your plates.
The choices you make about what you eat matter. Our purpose at Knorr is to help make it easy for you to eat a wider variety of foods that are not only good for you but also delicious. Choose to eat better, with Knorr.
Make a change to your plate today: