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Thursday, January 22, 2015

What is a Healthy Diet?

What is a healthy diet? 

Is it Atkins? Is it Paleo? Is it vegetarian? Or is it a Gluten Free?

Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the most respected experts in the health and wellness industry and the author of bestselling books on nutrition. He suggests consuming food groups that are rich in micronutrients.  When the body receives plenty of micronutrients, it starts to clean itself of a variety of ailments while getting all of the ingredients necessary for healthy operation. Additionally, it’s a great way to prevent nutrient deficiencies.  Micronutrients are vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes.  When our diet is full of these, we don't have to worry about ailments. 

Macronutrients are also necessary for our survival. This includes proteins, fats, and carbs. You don’t have to worry about being deficient in macronutrients, per Dr. Furhman’s suggestion, as the foods that are rich in micronutrients already have an appropriate amount s of healthy fats, carbs, and proteins for us humans.


Here is a visual starting with the most nutrient-dense foods to the least:


Dr. Joel Furhman's Chart


Whatever diet you choose, stay away from refined sweets, even if the package says “All Natural” and “Gluten Free”!


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