Nutrient Rich Healthy Eating, What it Means

Nutrient Rich healthy eating is based primarily on real, whole natural foods of plant origin. In our current market most of the foods sold are packaged as “natural” when they are in fact inherently not natural, and while animal foods are arguably considered “whole foods”, they are not considered “nutrient rich”. Ref: The Food Class System.

Nutrient Rich healthy eating includes raw and cooked foods with a smaller percentage of cooked foods, but can be raw or high raw if you want it to be. Some foods can increase in nutritional value when cooked conservatively and substantial nutrients are neither lost nor destroyed. (Example: Steaming and Soups)

Nutrient Rich healthy eating can include small amounts of animal products – ideally wild, grass fed or farm-raised – if you eat them. Many people feel better eating small amounts of animal products in their diet although this is not essential for healthy eating.

Nutrient Rich healthy eating can be vegan or vegetarian, but not all vegetarian and vegan diets are nutrient-rich.

Nutrient Rich healthy eating can include processed foods where the nutrient value and integrity are maintained. (Example: smoothies, hummus and chopped salads…).

Nutrient Rich healthy eating eliminates and/or limits refined foods where the nutrients are stripped out and pleasure stimulating chemicals are either left in (or added) which cause addiction, over consumption and rapid increase of disease potential.

Nutrient Rich healthy eating is able to creatively duplicate the same pleasing effects of traditional junk food without the harmful result of overly refined products. You can actually have your cake and eat it too; even though this is technically not “natural” even if made from whole natural, nutrient dense foods that are processed and the nutrient value and integrity are maintained.

Nutrient Rich healthy eating can be customized to the individual based on their genetic predisposition, blood tests, and prior conditions with the help of a qualified health care practitioner. Environment, present situation, preferences and goals also play a big role.

Nutrient Rich healthy eating is a lifestyle decision that works with your body’s natural systems.

Nutrient Rich healthy eating is only part of a successful lifestyle that requires the mindset for managing your energy, and the performance lifestyle skills set for staying healthy, evolving with new thoughts and skills and achieving your goals.

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