On a weekly basis how many different foods do you feed your gut? Our hunter/gatherer ancestors maybe ingested up to 150 regularly each week.
But under current industrial protocols we are consuming a limited variety of foods with grains and sugar dominating our menu.
But it's worth considering your own intake.
One of the great things about gardening outback is that you can expand the culinary mix of what you put in your mouth by growing with variety in mind.
What's your ingredient menu?
I had a thought about mine over the last fortnight and came up with(red:in production):
wheat bread (sourdough), (split )pigeon peas, red kidney beans, chilli, turmeric, parsley, katuk, carrot, turnip, beetroot, tomato, potato, sweet potato,rice, black beans, chick peas, various ferments, camembert cheese,cheddar cheese, milk, tea, coffee, oats, yogurt, chocolate, red wine, mineral water, lamb, beef, pulled pork, offal, chicken, eggs, bacon, basil, corn chips, winged beans, choko, corn on cob, lettuce, spring onions, garlic, pepper, salt, sweet peppers, celery, limes,vinegar, canned sardines, lemons, avocado, mint, butter, dripping, olive oil, Okinawan spinach, rosemary,soy sauce, thyme, coriander, cucumber, nopales,passion fruit, cumin,banana, Jerusalem artichokes, pumpkin, collards...
Around 60/70.I'd be hard pressed to rise the number much further...I'd need to wait on the seasons to harvest what else I may have in production.
Such a list is relevant to the five-a-day regime as explained in this useful infographic.