I’ve completely overhauled my diet in the last 5 to 6 months, and completely changed the way I think about food in the process. I try to eat everything as close to it’s natural state as I can, unprocessed, or minimally processed and raw whenever possible.
I have to say, it’s made a huge difference in my weight, my health, and my energy levels! I wish I would have started way sooner. I’m positive I’ll never go back to my old way of eating.
One of the things I’ve done since I had my major diet overhaul is to be more open to trying new things. I’ve found some new favorite fruits and vegetables along the way, and some new fabulous recipes to add to my recipe box.
Many American diets (and diets around the world) are based on a few foods people eat over and over, and many of those foods have been processed to pieces. That seems kind of boring if you ask me. I would like to challenge you to broaden your taste buds and try at least one new food each week, or if that’s too hard try one new food each month.
Trying new foods can add variety to your diet, and improve your nutrition. Over the next several weeks I’m going to try a new food each week, then come back here and tell you all about it. I’m challenging you to do the same.
Recently I’ve tried fresh ginger (I’ve always used the dried ginger before). I’ve been using figs and dates to make tasty desserts, instead of processed sugar. I also had tomatillos, which I’ve had before, but it’s been so long ago I forgot how they tasted.
Star fruit is on my list of foods to try. I’ve always wanted to try them, but I’ve never taken a star fruit home from the grocery store. Maybe I’ll give them a try this week.
What foods would you like to try, but haven’t been brave enough to taste yet?
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