Real food is food that existed before the modernization of food. It’s things like farm fresh eggs, fresh garden vegetables, whole cuts of meat like steak, lamb chops or bacon & hearty soups made with real homemade broth. Real food is nutritious/nutrient dense. Real food grows healthy humans.
Technically speaking, nutrient density refers the amount of essential nutrients for a given amount of food.
Eating nutrient dense foods ensures that you are getting concentrated amounts of valuable nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential fatty acids, and phytonutrients, as well as phytochemicals. Food not only satisfies our bodies’ need for calories and fuel, but also provides our cells with valuable building blocks for strong immune systems and other vital processes.
REAL Foods that are recommend as the most nutrient dense foods are:
- Organic vegetables and fruits
- Eggs from pastured chickens
- Grass fed and pastured meats
- Sustainable Seafood
- Grass fed and RAW dairy products
- Moderate amounts of organic nuts and seeds
The road to good health is a journey. It takes time, and we are all on a different path. Keep it simple. Take little steps at a time. And be kind to yourself.
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