Nutrient Poor Foods – Just Because They Are Available to Eat, Doesn’t Mean We Should Eat Them!
Consider the fact that based on Year 2000 Data, there were approximately 5037 new food SKU’s introduced per “quarter”, which X 4 equaled 20,148 new products per year; I assure you these are not vegetables, fruits, beans, nut or seeds, or intact whole grains.
Some of those new food SKU’s may be natural products that include whole, plant based, nutrient-rich foods as ingredients, but considering the reality that natural foods are only a small % of our total food stores, and given the stats above, you can gather that most new foods, meals and menus are unnatural products with lots of refined and added salt, oil and sugar. And animal food foods / products, which way be much closer to “natural” since they at least have a “born on” date; aren’t nutrient rich either since they lack the phytochemicals, fibers, and other nutrients that can only be found in whole plant foods.
Bottom line, we’ve all been trained to eat nutrient poor foodstuffs and most of us have done so for most of our lives. Nutrient poor foods stuffs, until the last 10 years when the nutrient-rich revolution kicked into gear, have mostly squeezed out whole natural foods from the way so many of us eat, and it’s showing on our waist lines, let alone our health.