Our expert says:
Wow, I feel quite exhausted and this so early in the year! The trick when it comes to a balanced diet is to eat a VARIETY OF FOODS, and not just concentrate on one or two. You have listed all kinds of popular nutrients, but have forgotten all about bioflavonoids, dietary fibre, etc. If I were stuck on a desert island, I would choose sweet potatoes for their high beta-carotene and dietary fibre and flavonoids, oranges for their vit C (I wouldn't like to get scurvy on this desert island), and flavonoids, tomatoes for vit C and lycopene, yellow peaches for their beta-carotene and bioflavonoid contents and grapes to make red wine for its polyphenol content and potatoes for their basic filling properties and their potential selenium content (when the potato crop failed in Ireland, the entire population starved, developed scurvy and the survivors had to move to the USA).
Please don't try to narrow down your fruit and vegetable intake to only 1 or 2 varieties. Life would be so boring if we ate the same old things all the time and always remember that there are plenty of undiscovered nutrients in fresh foods.
I reckon you will have to do a trial run with those bean sprouts to see if they cause you discomfort, as these reactions are often individual.
Variety is the spice of life!
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