Nutrient Density Key to Unlocking Healthy Dietary Patterns

“You’ve undoubtedly heard the term “empty calories.” This expression is derived from the concept that a variety of foods prevalent in the American diet are high in calories but low in nutrients. These same energy-rich, nutrient-poor foods are associated with a myriad of health conditions from overweight and obesity to other diet-related chronic diseases.

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans asserts nutritional needs should be met with foods and beverages that are the exact opposite of “empty calories”—specifically nutrient-dense foods and beverages. Nutrient-dense foods and beverages provide vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting components with no or little added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.”

  1. Why is nutrient density important?
  2. Which foods are nutrient dense?
  3. What is the nutritional impact of how and where foods are prepared?
  4. Simple substitutions for a more nutrient-dense diet

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Published by RenSun Lee

Kia ora! Sustainability is at the core of my soul ever since I was a kid. I always strive to finish the food on my plate and live as a minimalist. I love to cut down on waste in order to live sustainably and harmoniously with our planet. This brings me to my passion as a Food Scientist to integrate new technologies into innovative and creative solutions to meet customer demands and market trends and to optimize products and processes for quality, savings and sustainability. To these goals, I have published a Journal on my work on sustainable packaging and patented a new Antimicrobial wash. Nothing is more satisfying than working hard and smart at the workplace and playing hard outside of working hours. I enjoy rejuvenating myself through spending quality time with my two adorable kids and my awesome soul mate and getting close to nature when possible, be it gardening, tramping or going to the beach. I also love to learn about our magnificent universe and how sustainability is working in the grand scheme of things. I strongly believe that Work, Life & Balance is the key to a healthy state of mind, both physically and mentally. I look forward to making a positive difference wherever and whenever I can. Through this Blog, I hope to catalog recent Food Trends and Food Technologies that I come across so that anyone who is interested can have access to it (articles and resources). Please use these resources at your discretion. On top of that, I would also like to share related news and technologies of the future that would help mankind advance towards a Type 1 Civilization. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to share and contribute to the “Resources“. I would like to thank you in advance for dropping by. I sincerely hope that you can benefit from the recent Food Trends and Food Technologies I catalogued. Kind regards | Ngā mihi RenSun Lee

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