Many of us have goals of incorporating certain foods daily and there are only so many variations that are palatable at all. My question is basically, how many variants does it take, to achieve adequate flavor variety?
For example, we're all supposed to get 3 grams of oat bran daily. For breakfast I need something quick and easy and cannot stand the pasty texture of hot oatmeal in its typical form, so it's Cheerios (the least unhealthy option in my grocery store). Lots of things taste good on cheerios but how many different options do I need if I alternate day-to-day? Dried cranberries on day, cinnamon the next, can I go back to the cranberries on day 3 or do I need more choices?
I am also drinking one serving daily of grapefruit juice and pomegranate juice. Each juice alone, plus the two mixed, constitute three variations. Is one variant a day enough? I drink green tea every day and there are only so many ways I can vary that. I could drink a different tea every day but I'd rather have green.
Is the flavor difference between a red delicious apple and a granny smith enough to alternate day-to-day, eating a different variety each day?
On another topic, it just seems wasteful to be consuming sugar water, which is nothing but empty calories. It is also very difficult to get it down, though not as hard as the oil, which is off the table for me (except in the form of essential fatty acid supplements). Would I be killing the effect if I drank juice and milk between meals, but perhaps through a straw to minimize the flavor? (Pomegranate juice especially is not that palatable.)
Finally, do you think that adding a fiber supplement to the sugar water would have an effect whatsoever?