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Nutritarian Diet Review: Health Goldmine or Scam?


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Nutritarian Diet Review: Health Goldmine or Scam?

  1. 1. Nutritarian Diet Review: The New Health Goldmine?<br />By Amber Keinath RN, MSN, CHC<br />
  2. 2. Stay tuned to the end of the presentation to learn how you can get your FREE copy of Amber’s Healthy Eating and Healthy Grocery Shopping Guide! <br />
  3. 3. As many of you are probably already aware of, I love everything having to do with nutrition. I love researching it and finding the healthiest alternatives possible to live a life that is free from disease.<br />
  4. 4. I have not always been a healthy eater. I grew up eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) of lots of meat, chicken, potatoes, white bread, desserts, ice cream, milk, etc. However, I did grow up in California so there was always fresh fruit around. I was never really into fast food so I always considered my diet healthy.<br />
  5. 5. Over the years, I have learned more and more strategies and health tips that I have slowly adopted for a healthier life. It was during nursing school that I finally took on the mission to live the healthiest life possible by eating more nutritious food. <br />
  6. 6. For a while now, I have been going through different ways of eating, trying to figure out what healthy food works best for my body. This has basically led me to feel like I am not doing something right since I cannot relate to vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists, etc. I felt I was in left field all alone. <br />
  7. 7. I desperately wanted a way of eating that was healthy and easy to follow or felt I would just resort back to the Standard American Diet I grew up with.<br />
  8. 8. That is when I came across the nutritarian diet and everything just seemed to click! I have finally found something that matches all the nutritional research out there and is actually doable in real life! <br />
  9. 9. We can’t think of this diet as a “diet” such as in weight loss, but we need to start thinking of this as a way to live a healthy life.<br />It is not something that we do for a few months to lose weight or regain our health; it is something that we do for life so we can function better and improve our overall quality of life.<br />
  10. 10. What is a Nutritarian Diet?<br />
  11. 11. A nutritarian diet is where you eat more food that is high in nutrients and less food that is lower in nutrients. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, after many years of research, coined the term “nutritarian” when he came up with the equation H=N/C, or health equals nutrients divided by calories in food. <br />
  12. 12. Healthier food options are high in nutrients and low in calories so you get a bigger nutritional punch with every calorie you put into your body. It makes the most out of every calorie you eat.<br />
  13. 13. This diet is more about a complete lifestyle change to eat more nutritious overall. It focuses on eating more vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and beans. When you focus on more nutrient rich foods you decrease the amount of processed and packaged foods, sweets, white flour, fast foods, and animal products. <br />
  14. 14. This diet does not say you must give up these foods, just that you eat more of the nutrient rich foods that allow your body to thrive!<br />
  15. 15. There are so many benefits to the nutritarian diet it is hard to know where to start. When your body gets the nutrients it needs to thrive, you will sleep better, have more energy, lose weight, and you will feel better overall. <br />
  16. 16. By getting these nutrient dense foods, you may also be able to prevent disease and even reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Also with this diet, you may notice an overall anti-aging effect and your skin complexion improve.<br />
  17. 17. The research has shown that cultures where there is a focus on nutrient rich foods from plant based sources have much lower incidences of chronic disease. <br />A diet high in fat, sodium, sugar, and processed foods such as the Standard American Diet, has shown to exacerbate these chronic diseases.<br />
  18. 18. Numerous research studies have shown how people from other cultures that focus on plant based diets start eating the standard American diet, they start developing the chronic diseases just like Americans. <br />
  19. 19. However, when they move back to their plant based diets, their diseases improve or resolve altogether. <br />What could possibly point more directly to nutrition as being a contributing factor to the development of chronic diseases?<br />
  20. 20. I like to think of it like a light switch. We may have it in our genes to be more prone to a certain disease, but it is up to our eating habits and overall lifestyle habits to either turn that disease on or off.<br />
  21. 21. Furthermore, this diet will give you all the nutrients you need for overall health. With so many different phytochemicals and antioxidants that we know about, there are many more that scientists have yet to find. <br />
  22. 22. This means you can’t get these nutrients in the pill. There are too many to include or know how they work perfectly together as they do in nature. Health comes from a diet rich in plant based foods that are high in nutrients.<br />
  23. 23. Basically with this diet, the focus is on eating more vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, beans and less processed foods and animal products. <br />
  24. 24. So, to adopt a healthy diet, you will want to increase these foods in your diet as you decrease food such as fish, eggs, non-fat dairy, meat, white bread, sweets, and processed foods. <br />
  25. 25. This does not mean you have to give these other foods up entirely, it just means they are lower on the nutrient scale so you should eat fewer of them.<br />
  26. 26. This diet is all about choosing healthier foods that are high in nutrients over food that is just high in calories with little nutrients to show for it.<br />
  27. 27. First of all, I want to play tennis when I am 80. You may think I am crazy, but it is very possible when you follow the right lifestyle habits. <br />There are many older adults who are still very active because they ate a highly nutritious diet and kept active. <br />
  28. 28. Our bodies have a natural desire to keep us healthy and to repair itself. It does not want to get old or have to be stuck in a bed the rest of its days. In order to allow our bodies to keep us agile well into our 80s is to start treating it right. This begins with diet.<br />
  29. 29. This is why I am so impressed with the nutritarian diet. It focuses on delivering to us the highest nutrient content available so our bodies can function the way they were designed to.<br />
  30. 30. This diet is just makes sense: eat what is more nutritious and cut back on what is not as nutritious. It is backed by thousands of research studies and tens of thousands of research scientists who illustrate that plant based diets are the healthiest diets available.<br />
  31. 31. Now, this diet may seem extreme to some people. Even in the medical community, they may look at me like I am crazy. In their view, it is too radical for the average person to follow which is why they come up with their food guides that are not teaching people how to be healthy. <br />
  32. 32. If they did work, don’t you think the overweight percentage and disease percentage of our population would be decreasing, not increasing? <br />And don’t you think that if people were told the total truth about what nutrition can do for their bodies, they would work towards doing what is healthiest?<br />
  33. 33. I would like to believe that everyone wants to be healthy. I have yet to meet anyone who desires to be sick. This is why I think we should be educating the general public on the way to eat healthy. <br />
  34. 34. It is time we show the general public what all the nutritional research points to as the healthiest diet and not just what we think they want to hear. <br />No matter what, any diet that recommends consuming more whole foods and less processed foods is helping people move in the right direction.<br />
  35. 35. After the many thousands of hours of nutritional study I have completed, this diet just makes sense. I kept trying to relate to vegetarians, vegans, or even raw foodists because they focused on more plant-based diets. However, I could never quite grasp their way of eating.<br />
  36. 36. Vegetarians are not necessarily healthier for eating no animal meat. For the most part they are still consuming the processed food the rest of the American population is. Being vegetarian does not make you healthy.<br />
  37. 37. Vegan is a step further away from animal products than vegetarians because it removes all meat, dairy, eggs, etc. from the diet. Vegans can have the same issues that vegetarians have with eating too many processed foods and not enough whole foods.<br />
  38. 38. The raw food diet can be healthy when you get enough variety of the foods. It at least focuses on fresh, whole plant-based foods. However, they have some foods in there that were so foreign to me that I had no clue where to start! <br />
  39. 39. The biggest issue with the raw food diet is that a lot of the vitamins are more available for your body to absorb when cooked. <br />For example, the lycopene in tomatoes is more available when cooked as it is in sauces. So, I never felt compelled to take food to this extreme. <br />I still want some of my comfort foods every now and then.<br />
  40. 40. This is what brings me back to the nutritarian diet which focuses on the healthier foods in both raw and cooked forms and still allows you to have those foods you are used to. <br />It is all about eating more of the healthy foods and less of the unhealthy foods. What diet gets easier than that?<br />
  41. 41. I feel this is one of the healthiest diets out there and one that I can actually adhere to. <br />I am ready to be considered a nutritarian; are you?<br />
  42. 42. The only negatives I can find in this diet is that for some already thin people, there may be too much bulk and not enough calories. <br />For thin people or those who are very active, the only change that is necessary is to increase the amount of nuts and seeds a little in your diet to meet caloric intakes.<br />
  43. 43. One more negative I can think of is that of vitamin B12. This is the only vitamin that vegetarians, vegans, raw foodist, and now nutritarians find challenging to get. This is a vitamin that is made from bacteria. <br />
  44. 44. It used to be found in plant sources but now with farmers making their fields void of these bacteria, they are not found in plant sources. <br />This bacterium is still found with meat, so meat eaters get enough vitamin B12. There is simply a supplement you can take to meet these needs.<br />
  45. 45. Overall, I believe this to be one of the healthiest diets out there that you can start working towards and not to mention one of the easiest to transition into. <br />This is much better than the tons of fake food most of us are eating and making our bodies exist on. Go with high nutrient food and let your body thrive!<br />
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