Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | June 23, 2011

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: Tip #34 – Eat Nutrient-Dense Foods

Nutrient-dense foods contain a relatively high amount of vitamins and minerals, and relatively few calories.  In other words, they have a high nutrient to calorie ratio.  This means you are able to eat more food in a healthful manner.  It also helps you acquire your recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals.  Nutrient-dense foods are the opposite of nutrient-light foods such as potato chips, doughnuts and cookies, which offer little nutritional value at a high caloric cost (i.e., a low nutrient to calorie ratio). That is why we often refer to snack foods as “empty calories”.  Fruits and vegetables are common examples of nutrient-dense foods.  Other nutrient-dense foods include eggs, low-fat milk, and lean meats, fish and poultry.  The next time you are hungry and want to grab a snack, try a nutrient-dense food such as an apple or a cup of strawberries.  In addition to the high doses of vitamins, minerals and fiber, foods like these will satisfy your hunger for a longer period of time.

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