Whole Food Nutrition for Days Filled with Vitality and Lifetime of Good Health

In 2010, a study which looked at the dietary habits of over 16,000 individuals found that more than 80% of those 70 and older, and more than 90% of all other groups, consumed too many calories from fats, added sugars and alcohol(1). Nearly everyone failed to meet recommendations for dark green and orange vegetables, and whole grains! While these findings are not totally unexpected, the extent of this dietary pattern is fairly stunning.

A separate analysis revealed that between 35-70% of these individuals weren’t getting enough nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, C, D, E and others from their diet(2). The next few posts take a closer look at a few of these “problem” nutrients; how they contribute to health and the latest research findings about them

Critical Nutrients For Enhancing Health

MACRO
NUTRIENTS
MICRO
NUTRIENTS
PHYTO
NUTRIENTS
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Fibre

macronutrients

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals

vitaminfoods

  • Carotenoids
  • Flavonoids
  • Cruciferous compounds

broccoli

References:

1. Krebs-Smith SM et al. Americans do not meet federal dietary recommendations. J Nutr 140:1832-38, 2010

2. Fulgoni VL et al. Foods, fortificants, and supplements: where do Americans get theeir nutrients: J Nutr 141:1847-54, 2011

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2 responses to “Whole Food Nutrition for Days Filled with Vitality and Lifetime of Good Health

  1. Will Americans ever get their eating habits straightened out? 😦

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