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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    … 118 Degrees is a Vegan restaurant that serves raw plant-based food. They have one location in Costa Mesa, California. The restaurant is the brainchild of chef and author Jenny Ross. Chef Ross wrote the book Raw Basics: Incorporating Raw Living Foods into Your Diet Using Easy and Delicious Recipes. Her new book, Healing with Raw Foods: Your…

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