Friday, March 6, 2015

How do you maximize nutrition?

How do you maximize nutrition?
An apply a day
keeps the doctor away!
March is National Nutrition Month.

While researching nutrition, I came across a rather shocking statistic: Over 90% of U.S. adults are deficient in at least one vitamin or mineral.

The problem is that while there is an abundance of food in our country, much of it is processed and full of empty calories. A calorie of food is simply a measure of energy and all calories are equal. What changes is the nutrient density ... the amount of nutrition we get from a calorie of food.

Here's an example:
  • A medium apple has about 72 calories. It also contains fiber and vitamins.
  • 1.8 teaspoons of canola oil has about 72 calories. It contains zero fiber, zero vitamins, and 2% saturated fat.

The two foods have the same calories but very different health benefits. The apple gives you nutrition ... the oil does not.

So I'm wondering how you amp up your diet. And that's the basis of this month's survey:

Create your own user feedback survey

Join us on March 27th for the results.