Making Great, High Nutrient Meals!

The hallmark of healthy eating is to consume more foods that contain a high nutrient density and less food with a low nutrient density. To make it easy, in my Secrets to Healthy Cooking DVD I explain the principles of creating high nutrient, great tasting dishes and I demonstrate the techniques in a variety of recipes.

The outcome of eating for nutritional excellence is that when you eat enough high nutrient foods you can prevent and reverse most medical problems without drugs. Even if you are struggling with extra weight and diets have never worked for you in the past, just by increasing the nutrient density of what you eat every day you will also lose the excess weight.

Just by following some of the simple tips in Secrets to Healthy Cooking, you will be on your way to great health! In the DVD, my wife, Lisa, and I take you into the kitchen to demonstrate the techniques and principles behind preparing high nutrient foods.

Learn how to prepare great tasting and high nutrient recipes. Incorporate these recipes into your daily menu, and you'll take your health to the next level of nutritional excellence! And the DVD includes a free bonus recipe booklet!

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Fad Diets Fail. So Just Eat Less.

Guess what! Fad diets don’t cut it. A new study in yesterday’s New England Journal of Medicine showed gimmick diets, such as high-protein, low-carb and low-fat, aren’t as good as simply cutting calories. The participants, 811 overweight adults, were randomly assigned a diet and each person was encouraged to cut calories, exercise 90 minutes a week, keep a food diary and meet with a nutrition counselor. At the end of the study, no diet came out ahead, people lost an average of 13 pounds over six months, but all groups gained back their weight after a year; the Associated Press reports.

Quick, let’s break it down. Low-carb is bad, too much cancer and heart disease-promoting saturated fat. Plus, a recent study showed low-carb diets make you dopey. High-protein is equally stupid. According to Dr. Fuhrman these fat or meat-centered diets are unquestionably associated with obesity, not weight-loss. And the low-fat diet, as most Americans know it, is what made us all fat in the first place.

Here’s a better choice—coincidently, it jives with the new study—Dr. Fuhrman’s nutrient-dense diet, i.e. lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and beans, makes it easy to maintain a healthy bodyweight, specifically green veggies. Green vegetables are packed with fiber and low in calories, meaning you can eat lots of them, fill your stomach quickly and still lose weight. How’s that for a sale pitch!

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Nutrient-Dense Christmas Goose

Dining on a Christmas goose is not exactly part of a vegetable-based diet. But don’t fret. You can have your veggies and your goose. This chef just needs some squash, carrots, toothpicks and a sharp knife. And presto, twin veggie geese!

I’m tempted to try this myself. But given my artistic abilities it’d probably turn out to be a lame duck. Stop by tomorrow for one last holiday post. Quack, quack.