So, do you know your Healthy Eating Score? Well, in this video,the healthy eating score is really a Nutrient Rich Score, since a healthy eating score is more than the percentage of calories supplied by foods typically high in phytochemicals, or phytonutrients (thousands of plant-derived chemicals essential to maintaining human immunity and therefore health the same way they protect the plant from foreign invaders in the soil the grow in).
As described by Michael Greger MD in this recent NutritionFacts video, this particular version of the Healthy Eating Score is proposal for a phytochemical index to help people determine if they are eating healthy and to create a score.
One distinction that I think is interesting is that phytonutrients (vitamins and minerals) are essential for life, whereas phyto “chemicals” are merely essential for a long and healthy life. Isn’t that a pretty revealing idea?
Which one do you want?
If you haven’t already learned, here a nutrientrich.com, we talk about the vague nature of the words “healthy eating”.
Everyone thinks they are eating “healthy,” but most are not because they don’t really know what this means. It should mean you are eating a nutrient-rich diet, rich in phytochemicals, etc., but for most people, “healthy eating” is just a vague idea, some sort of directionless process that seems rather uninspiring. It may result in you living longer for reasons that are unknown or not understand, but compared to a weight-loss diet, which has a goal of being slim, it just falls flat.
By the weight loss-only measure, any method for manipulating calories or a body function that promotes weight loss, makes a food “healthy” even if it is not. We are changing that here at nutrientrich.com.
With the whole concept of eating nutrient rich emerging, for the first time we have a definition for what healthy eating truly means. it can now be defined as eating up to 90% or More Plant-Based Nutrient Rich foods, and optimizing the way you eat for nutrient density, calories and volume with a focus on eating great-tasting foods meals and menus that you like free of addictive substances, and get these Success Results–detoxify your body, lose weight naturally, improve your health and personal performance, reverse disease, age slower, look younger and maximize your longevity. Whew!
Sure, you can stay alive and survive, by merely eating the SAD Standard American Diet, eating a few nutrient-rich foods on top of your nutrient-poor eating style, and taking your vitamins, but you can only get the kinds of health benefits and Success Results mentioned above, and live a long and healthy life by letting the majority of what you eat come from foods that are rich in phytochemicals.
The average person eating the SAD is currently getting a Healthy Eating Score, as defined in the video, of 12 on a scale of 1-100!
Watch the video to calculate your healthy eating score. Just remember that this is not really a healthy eating score the way we deliver it and improve it here at nutrientrich.com. In the video it’s really a nutrient rich score that they are talking about, based on the percentage of foods you eat that are high in phytochemicals.
A true healthy eating score is about your overall style of eating, and the actual nutrient-rich foods you eat is only part of that, albeit a key part.
At nutrientrich.com, we will help you assess your style of eating.
Improving a true Healthy Eating Score, means Switching to Rich–Nutrient Rich Healthy Eating.
Just imagine what would happen to your results if you were eating up to 90% or More Plant-Based Nutrient Rich.
Then to you weight loss only diets would then seem like you were sold short. Well, if you are are only losing weight, you are being sold short.