Be Healthy, Be Happy # 9

Nutrient Density & Low-Carb Diet Effectiveness

Good morning!

First topic today – Nutrient Density
Here is one list (of many out there) of the most nutrient dense foods for us to consume. A definition of a nutrient-dense food:

“Food that is high in nutrients but relatively low in calories. Nutrient-dense foods contain vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats.”

I currently consume most of these foods, except for liver/seaweed/oysters – I hope to try and incorporate these also into my diet in the coming months/years. Note that cacao is on the list – I try to have 1-2 squares of some good dark chocolate every day; should be up to 85% cacao. The Lindt bar is a good choice – available at Villa and other places. It may take a while to get used to the slightly bitter flavor, and you could also add a little almond butter for sweetness and increased nutrient density – almonds are on this list also and almond butter is a wonderfully healthy fat!

Next – Regarding diets/weight loss, etc … there are many different plans/programs to lose weight. From what I have researched in the past several years, a low-carb (primal) diet has the most benefits for overall health and weight loss, if desired. This article is a good explanation of the effectiveness of a low-carb nutrition plan. There is also a lot of research which shows that people who have lost various amounts of weight on a low-carb plan typically keep the weight off, instead of gaining it back – which often happens in numerous other diet plans.


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