The World’s Healthiest Foods are the Most Nutrient Dense
The World’s Healthiest Foods have been selected because they are among the richest sources of many of the essential nutrients needed for optimal health.
Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. A food is more nutrient dense when the level of nutrients is high in relationship to the number of calories the food contains. By eating the World’s Healthiest Foods, you’ll get all the essential nutrients that you need for excellent health, including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, fiber and more for the least number of calories.
The World’s Healthiest Foods are Whole Foods
The World’s Healthiest Foods are also whole foods complete with all their rich natural endowment of nutrients. They have not been highly processed nor do they contain synthetic, artificial or irradiated ingredients. And whenever possible, The Healthier Way of Eating recommends purchasing “Organically Grown” foods, since they not only promote your health, but also the health of our planet.
With all this in mind… what has been the greatest challenge with is teaching, making time to prepare, and no matter how often or how much we explain, teach, and bang our heads on the wall…someone claim they are not getting results. For those who really want to make a difference I am going to offer “Eat great in eight” a simple and healthy ways to cook, prepare, and understand.
Here’s what we won’t see…foods containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and some other grains. Why? the body’s immune system responds to gluten by damaging the lining of the small intestine. Most of the nutrients in food are absorbed through the small intestine. Damage to the small intestine means nutrients cannot be fully used by the body. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies.
- Stomach pain
- Joint pain
- An itchy skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis
There are plenty of foods that are naturally gluten-free, including fruits, vegetables, beef, poultry, fish, nuts, eggs and more. A growing number of foods are being developed by manufacturers to answer consumers’ increasing interest in gluten-free products.
This is because the body is absorbing more nutrients and calories from food.
You may find my meals out of the ordinary, it’s what I have done for many years. I have always said “we were not born with a required taste for anything” it’s a learned, and acquired thing! EAT TO LIVE? OR LIVE TO EAT?
DAVE PARISE CPT MES FPTA