Would it be possible to live healthily on only a few types of food? © Getty Images

Would it be possible to live healthily on only a few types of food?

Yes, as long as the foods you choose provide the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, trace elements, vitamins, and minerals.

Asked by: Anonymous

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Yes, but it gets harder the fewer foods you allow. To stay healthy you need carbohydrates, fats and proteins – and not just any proteins, but a mix containing all 22 amino acids from which your own proteins are built. You need trace elements, vitamins and minerals as well. Avocados reputedly include all these, but not in the right proportions, so you’d need to choose additional foods carefully.


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