Oct 6, 2010
Nutrient Dense Food
Today let's place our focus on the arena of health.
Have you heard all the talk about
nutrient dense foods and how this
information can change your life?
Nutrient dense foods are foods
that retain a high level of nutrients.
Most food taste good, but how much nutrient
they offer should be our main concern.
If you study the food pyramid you will see
the USDA's focus is the minimum amount of nutrients
needed and not the amount to ensure robust health.
Here's a little story of nutrient dense foods that may
interest you for several reasons.
1. It will change the way you think about every bite
of food you consume for the rest of your life....in a
2. It will help you become healthier, live longer and have
3. It will help you reach your weight goals...and much more!
It's a comparison of two types of bread:
White bread is bread made from wheat flour from which the bran and
germ have been removed, in contrast to whole wheat bread made
from whole wheat flour, in which these parts are retained and
contribute a brownish color.
I want you to think about the difference between a one ounce slice
of bleached white bread and a one ounce slice of whole wheat bread.
Which of these 2 kinds of breads do you think has a higher nutrient
You guessed it....the wheat bread which still has it's germ and
vitamins intact has more nutrients per ounce than the white bread.
OKay, so now let's take this formula and apply it to all the foods
that we eat. What we want is to consume as much "nutrient dense"
food as possible.
The human body is an extremely complicated machine; it requires a
wide variety of nutrients to maintain a constant state of health.
But the simple truth is that the average American does not get the
nourishment needed to maintain a healthy body free of disease.
The reason is that they are consuming processed "nutrient poor"
foods. They are getting calories but they are not getting quality
We can take the knowledge we gained from the story of "nutrient
dense" foods and apply it to our lives for positive change.
How do we do that?
It is actually very easy. Make it a habit to start thinking about
the food that you consume on a daily basis. Think about the
nutrient density of the food. If it is processed food it will
likely have a poor nutrient density.
If it is an organically grown fresh vegetable it will likely have
a high nutrient density. The idea is to eat more nutrient dense
foods. Look for foods that are closest to their natural state
such as fresh fruits and vegetables and other raw foods.
Fresh foods have higher nutrient values than processed food.
Read the nutritional labels of the food you buy.
This story of the bread comparison was told by Dan Robey.
Another simple way to make sure you are getting nutrient dense
food is by supplementing with supplements that are high in
nutrient dense ingredients such as Limu Plus.
Do your research on its main ingredient "Fucoidan" at
Read more at http://mylimuconnection.com
P.S. Have you had your shot of seaweed today?