Humans have an instinct for healthy food and select diet for specific micronutrients, study finds

By Colin Fernandez Environment Correspondent For The Daily Mail Published: 01:04 BST, 25 April 2022 | Updated: 01:04 BST, 25 April 2022

Humans select foods to meet our need for vitamins and minerals – challenging notions that we favour starchy ones.
It has long been thought we seek out energy-dense foods and get vitamins and minerals from eating a variety of dishes. But a study now suggests humans may have ‘nutritional wisdom’, preferring foods that could benefit health.
Humans are more sophisticated in their dietary choice than previously thought.