Americans are nutritionally starved. As I told you last week, they are suffering from full-belly starvation.
A study of the accompanying chart shows clearly that the standard American diet (the lowest numbers) has very low nutrient density. Another very important point is that the low nutrient-density foods are the highest in calories.
So the standard American diet is very low in nutrition, but very high in calories. This is a fatal combination but a great promoter of the medical establishment.
The nutrient-density scores below are based on identified phytochemicals, antioxidant activity, and total vitamin and mineral content. The goal is to make your diet score as high as possible each day. This is the road to health.
Highest nutrient density = 100 points
Lowest nutrient density = 0 points
Type of Food
Dark Leafy Vegetables
Kale, mustard greens, collard greens, Swiss chard, watercress, spinach, arugula
Other Green Vegetables
Romaine, bok choy, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, string beans, snow peas, green beans
Non-Green Nutrient-Rich Vegetables
beets, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, radishes, bean sprouts, red and yellow bell peppers, radicchio, cauliflower, tomatoes, artichokes, raw carrots
strawberries, blueberries, other berries, plums, oranges, melons, kiwifruit, apples, cherries, pineapple, peaches, pears, grapes, bananas
lentils, kidney, great northern, adzuki, black, pinto, split peas, edamame, chickpeas
Raw Nuts And Seeds
sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, flaxseed, almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts
Colorful Starchy Vegetables
butternut and other squash, sweet potatoes, corn, turnips
Whole Grains/ White Potatoes
old-fashioned oats, barley, brown and wild rice, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, bulgur, whole-grain bread, white potatoes
Wild Meat And Fowl
Refined Grain Products
Cookies, cakes, candy, soda