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Minecraft has a lot of blocks, but what if they had more? Why do we need them? Please don't just add lists of things! Also, no furniture, guns, or vertical slabs.

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Nutrition: Encouragement to eat a variety of foods

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    Yes! It's out!! This is probably one of the most-needed updates this game could possibly have.

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    Because its educational.

     

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    Bilbo Baggins commented

    There is something called saturation, which most people don't know about. It determines how long it takes for the hunger effect to start.  For example, steak and cooked pork chops give a lot of saturation, while melons and carrots give hardly any before the player starts to get hungry again.  Saturation is very close to nutrition.

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    @BilboBaggins I don't understand why you brought that up

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    Exactly.  Saturation is the main reason why people choose foods like steak and golden carrots and ignore all the others.  This idea is designed to encourage people to eat a variety, or at least come up with a new recipe that balances all the categories and would at least be a semblance of a healthy meal.

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    I. LOVE. THE. IDEA. There's a mod similar to this idea and it's great. I feel it will restrict a little freedom from players, and that's totally okay. Once again, great idea. If you could buy votes, I would buy some to make this possible.

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    Aaron Rhodes commented

    Agreed such a system is long over due, and I really like the way you went about finding a way to implement it in a reasonable and balanced manner (the colored dots to give a clear indication of the current balance, and the system itself naturally/fluently leading players to a balanced diet thus giving widely unused food items a purpose again while not being a major inconvenience).

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    This also opens the possibility to implementing thirst in the form of a fifth nutrition category, "beverages". Water and drinkable potions would count towards this category; milk would count towards both beverages and protein, while soups and stews would count towards the  beverages category as well as all categories encompassed by their ingredients.

    I think this would be an elegant and non-intrusive way to implement the concept of thirst into Minecraft. Thoughts, anyone?

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    This idea deserves WAY more votes than it has. Voted.

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    gunzzzzmaster commented

    Nice idea but it might be too complex. Why not add a deep way of cooking to Minecraft, where you can just combine food to craft meals? Then you'd need different types of meat and vegetables, which would encourage managing multiple food sources. These meals should offer more benefits so that it would make sense to put the extra effort in making them.

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    Isn't fish meat?

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    Julia s commented

    The current food bar should be divided into 4, one section for each catagory, if you eat more than 2.5 points worth of food in just one catagory it stops filling your hunger

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    AbbyF3 commented

    Yes!! I agree with MacchuPicchu96! I would love to see a nutrition update to Minecraft!