Nutrient Density

So what makes a difference in ones health is not only intaking healthy foods, but nutrient density. I will be explaining the differences in nutrient density.

High Nutrient Density (Good)


– Non-starchy vegetables (raw leafy green vegetables > solid green vegetables > all other non-starchy vegetables
– beans
– fresh fruits

Medium Nutrient Density



– starchy vegetables
– whole grains
– raw nuts and seeds
– fish
– fat-free dairy
– poultry
– eggs

Low Nutrient Density (not as good)


– red meats
– full-fat dairy
– cheese
– refined grains – crackers, chips, white pasta, etc.
– oils
– refined sweets – sugar, baked goods, candy, soda

Make sure to get those high nutrient density foods in. Eat these frequently.

Medium nutrient density foods eat keeping portions in mind.

Low nutrient density foods, you want to eat sparingly. These food have low nutrients that the body needs and are not as healthy as high or medium nutrient foods.

So even those those who swear by bacon, keto/low carbohydrate believers, your bacon is not high in nutrients at all.

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