Guideline for Choosing Healthier Foods

How would you know what the healthiest foods were to eat? There is a way. If you know their nutrient density, you can choose wisely.

For example, at the top of the list is watercress, Chinese cabbage, spinach and leaf lettuce. Go here for PDF Download.

‘If you and your healthcare provider are worried about weight gain, you should choose nutrient-dense foods. These foods give you lots of nutrients without a lot of extra calories [1 nia.nih.gov/health/smart-food-choices-healthy-aging].’

I believe the healthiest diet to build is around green salads, nuts, seeds and fruits. But, this diet may not be for everyone. For example, you might be hypoglycemic or you may have inflammatory bowel disease.

Eating primarily plant based food is very low fat. And, you learn to prepare your meals yourself. This is the only way I know of one can be certain what’s in his food. Unfortunately, this means you don’t eat out and you don’t buy processed and refined foods, anymore.

Questions you might want to ask yourself after you eat something…

  • After eating it, does it make you tired?
  • Does it give you acid indigestion or acid reflux?
  • Does it stick to or is it gummy on your teeth?
  • Can you stop eating it or do you eat the whole box or bag?
  • Do you cough, lungs get congested or ears feel plugged up? Dairy
  • Does it make your legs kick or keep you up at night? Fructose
  • Do your joints get inflamed the next day? Oil
  • If 1 thing is wrong with the food, I wouldn’t eat it

People in this society tend to be in a rush most all the time, so they eat out often at restaurants or fast food establishments.

Plant based whole food is not a fad or short term way of eating. It requires a permanent lifestyle change, which does take time to adjust to and willpower to resist bad food.

‘Powerhouse fruits and vegetables (PFV), foods most strongly associated with reduced chronic disease risk, are described as green leafy, yellow/orange, citrus, and cruciferous items [2 .cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/13_0390.htm#table1_down]…’

Source- 1 URL nia.nih.gov/health/smart-food-choices-healthy-aging
Website Title National Institute on Aging
Article Title Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging
Date Accessed November 10, 2018

2 URL .cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/13_0390.htm#table1_down
Website Title Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Article Title Preventing Chronic Disease | Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach – CDC
Date Published June 05, 2014
Date Accessed November 10, 2018

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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