According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, one of the keys to optimal health and achieving an ideal body weight is to eat a diet rich in nutrient dense foods. Dr. Fuhrman defines nutrient dense foods as those foods that have a relative high proportion of nutrients (noncaloric food factors like vitamins, minerals, fibers and phytochemicals) to calories (all calories come from carbohydrates, fats and proteins).
To make eating for health (and weight loss) easier and more practical, Dr. Fuhrman developed and created the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI). The ANDI scoring method is based on 34 important nutritional parameters and ranks the nutrient value of many common foods on the basis of how many nutrients they deliver to the body for each calorie consumed. Foods that have a high score (1000) are the most nutrient-dense. The more high-ranking foods you eat, the better your health will be because foods rich in micronutrients are essential for a healthy immune system and have been shown to help protect against a wide range of chronic diseases and medical conditions, including cancer.
To learn more, consider reading Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian Handbook & ANDI Food Scoring Guide, which explains in detail how eating a diet rich in micronutrients helps to prevent or reverse many chronic and life-threatening conditions, lose weight, conquer food additions and cravings and slow down aging.
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