Nutrient Density

The term nutrient density has several meanings.Most commonly, nutrient density is defined as a ratio of nutrient content to the total energy content. Nutrient-dense food is opposite to energy-dense food (also called "empty calorie" food). According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, nutrient-dense foods are those foods that provide substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals and relatively few calories. Fruits and vegetables are the nutrient-dense foods, while products containing added sugars, processed cereals, and alcohol are not.Second, nutrient density is defined as a ratio of food energy from carbohydrate, protein or fat to the total food energy.
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  • Eating with John Chow – 118 Degrees Raw Restaurant

    … or lower to maintain the nutrient density and enzymes in the food. We use “free” ingredients, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, preservative-free vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains. As far as know, 118 Degrees is the only 100% raw restaurant in Orange County. All the dishes on the menu are made with raw organic ingredients…

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