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On a daily basis, our food consists of cereals, pulses, vegetables and fruits. Why do we consume different variety of food materials?


  1. It gives balanced taste to the food we consume.

  2. Not all food material possess the right amount of carbohydrate, proteins and fat.

  3. It makes the food more digestible.

  4. It is cheaper to mix food stuff than go for a single food type.


Solution

The correct option is B

Not all food material possess the right amount of carbohydrate, proteins and fat.


Cereals are the right source of carbohydrates and pulses provide us with proteins. Oilseeds provide fats, while fruits and vegetable give us minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients. A food which has the right combination of all these would constitute a balanced diet and would ensure our good health.

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