March 2010 Issue

Cultivate a Nutrient-Rich Approach to Eating—for Life

The latest buzzword in healthful eating is not low-calorie, low-sodium or low-fat: Itís "nutrient-rich." Whatís nutrient-rich eating? Just consider a 100 Calorie Pack of Hostess Twinkie Bites. Sure, they only contain 100 calories, 2.5 grams (g) fat, 1 g saturated fat and 160 milligrams of sodium in three tiny cakes, but what kind of nutritional reward do you get for that 100-calorie investment? Check out the ingredient list and youíll find a string of processed, refined ingredients, cuing you to the fact that those 100 calories are basically empty ones.

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