Why is 30 a magic number? The American Gut Project discovered that people who ate over 30 types of plants each week had a more diverse mix of gut microbes than those who ate less than 10. This diversity is arguably one of the most important aspects of health and longevity.
What counts as a plant?
All of your fruits, veggies, wholegrains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds - you have a lot to work with here!
Tips to get your 30+ Points
Try different colors of the same food. For example, each color pepper earns you one point!
Fill up half of your plate with vegetables.
Try a mixed bag salad, they often include a few different types of vegetables.
Make yourself a trail mix with a few different nuts and dried fruit. You'll be sure to claim a few points.