The 5 Best Foods for a New Year

The 5 Best Foods for a New Year

We aren’t saying there’s something grossly wrong with falling back on key healthy staples like chickpeas and brown rice, but if you can recite your daily menu by heart it might be time for a grocery cart shake-up. Not only to awaken your taste buds but to also help you load up on all key nutrients necessary for optimal health.

Researchers at Harvard and New York University determined that people who consumed a greater variety of healthy foods tended to have less body fat and were at lower risk for metabolic syndrome, a cluster of concerns such as high blood pressure and cholesterol associated with disease progression, than those who were more limiting in what they ate. As the old saying goes “variety is the spice of life.” So to add some sass to your 2021 diet here are the unfamiliar plant-based foods you should put on your shopping hit list and sneak into your culinary repertoire more often.

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