28 Oct Diabetic Diet Must Be High in Nutrients. Learn Why & How…
Eating a nutrient rich diet provides your body and brain with all the vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals it needs to function perfectly. It is essential for Diabetics to switch your diet to foods with high nutrient density.
Here’s a chart to help you! It was created by Dr. Fuhrman showing his research on the nutrient density of each food. Ranging from the highest score or 1,000 down to 0, this was calculated based on the number of nutrients per calorie. Leafy greens are by far the most superior in nutrient density. Please get these into your diet as much as possible.
All of these micronutrient rich foods listed are also rich in fiber and antioxidants. Fiber is essential for intestinal health, controlling cholesterol, and reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Antioxidants, as the name sounds fight against oxidative stress that causes cell damage and leads to cancer and premature aging. Most people’s diets are macronutrient rich and micronutrient poor. We need to shift towards a diet that is high in vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals and low in fat, protein and complex carbohydrates.
Make sure to download and print this chart. It’s a good one to have!
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Wishing you the best of health,