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What is the definition or description of: high nutrient density foods?

What is the definition or description of: high nutrient density foods?

Nutrients/calories: Nutrient density is an attempt to quantify the level of nutrients like vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients per calorie of food. Thus, healthy foods like fruits & vegetables are considered high nutrient density while junk foods like sodas and french fries with lots of calories but few nutrients have low ratings. This is a useful concept. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/article17.Aspx. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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High Nutrient Density Foods (Definition)

Nutrient density is an attempt to quantify the level of nutrients like vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients per calorie of food. Thus, healthy foods like fruits & vegetables are considered high nutrient density while junk foods like sodas and french fries with lots of calories but few nutrients have low ratings. This is a ...Read more


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How to calculate nutrient density of food?

How to calculate nutrient density of food?

Label: Nutrition labels are the most reliable sources. Be sure to use the serving size as a guide for determining nutritional content of the amount of food being consumed. ...Read more

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What are fat-soluble vitamins? What are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?

What are fat-soluble vitamins? What are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?

Another fat/ water ?: Fat soluble vitamins tend to get stored in the fat cells so you are more likely to get into trouble from taking too much (eg vit a) water soluble vitamins (eg b vits) don't get stored and you pee out most of excess- you don't get overdosed but generally need a daily supply. The brain barrier issue is not relevant because the body converts water soluble vits to other forms that can get into brain as needed. ...Read more

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What are fat-soluble vitamins and what are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?

What are fat-soluble vitamins and what are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?

Vitamins A, D, E & K: Vit a: orange, yellow & green veggies (sweet potato, carrot, spinach, kale, greens); vit e: greens, nuts/seeds (almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach, chard, greens; vit k: dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, chard); vit d: oily fish, milk, pasture-raised eggs, shitake mushrooms. ...Read more

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Does food today really contain less nutrients than it used to?

Yes: Farming practices do not recycle the minerals through the use of manure. So even the vegetables are compromised. Vitamin enrichment is not good enough in many common foods. A great deal of illness is coming from too many calories with insufficient vitamin concentration and i call it "high calorie malnutrition". ...Read more

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Is it true that in cooked food , nutrients are also destroyed?

Is it true that in cooked food , nutrients are also destroyed?

Not entirely: Cooking will destroy some, not all, heat-sensitive nutrients such as b vitamins, vitamin c and folate (folic acid) are more likely to be destroyed. Cooking, despite inactivation of some nutrients also kills infectious organisms. ...Read more

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Does overcooking food destroy the nutrients? Please, need some answers?

Does overcooking food destroy the nutrients? Please, need some answers?

Basically no: Minerals, proteins, carbonhydrates, fats, and most of the vitamins (except probably C) are not so much affected. There's a corrupt school of "natural healing " that emphasizes eating only raw ("live") rather than cooked ("dead") food. If you're interested in natural / metaphysical medicine, get with an evidence-based holist in your community. ...Read more

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Will a microwave destroy the nutrients in my food?

Will a microwave destroy the nutrients in my food?

Complex effect: As cooking regardless of manner has complex effects on various nutrients. In short microwaving does destroy nutrients but so does all forms of cooking. Multiple studies have in fact demonstrated that boiling and pressure cooking are most detrimental to nutrient content. Hot water is the enemy to nutrients! ...Read more

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What is going to be on the new food/nutrient labels?

What is going to be on the new food/nutrient labels?

Check out: This site: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm#Summary Basically the labels will be larger, easier to read, included added sugar info, include potassium and vitamin D info, updated daily values and more realistic serving size info. ...Read more