Our NutriBullet is one of our best weapons against disease and illness. Why, you ask? Because we are not putting in the foods that will slowly kill us through chronic inflammation. I have not talked to anyone yet that has made a Blast from a cheeseburger and fries! That's because health is a mindset. When you bought your NutriBullet, you had health in mind. You wanted to feel better, overcoming your health issues by Blasting with this great appliance, and because the NutriBullet increases nutrient absorption, it increases your potential for greater health.
When you use your NutriBullet, be sure to use wholesome, nutrient abundant foods from the Farmacy (garden) that provide real, life-giving sustenance! As you Blast everyday with real foods using every color under the rainbow, you are feeding every cell in your body exactly what it needs to repair, replenish, build and reverse any adverse condition inside that cell. Studies show that the DNA from plants foods can merge with our DNA, prompting our DNA to repair itself!! Wow, how awesome is that?
Additionally, antioxidants and other phytonutrients help prevent illnesses and disease by protecting our cells and ultimately our bodies from diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, stroke and many other adverse health conditions. Your health begins and ends at the cellular level.
So how do we know what foods are the healthiest for us?
There are two major food nutrient rating systems: the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System and the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI). Both provide a good look at what foods are the best and worst for us using a numerical matrix. Which one is the best? Well, that's for you to decide!
Both the ANDI and NuVal systems rate both whole and processed foods, but NuVal rates many more processed options and was developed by a team led by David Katz, MD, MPH. The ANDI system provides scores from 1 to 1000 and the NuVal system gives score of 1 to 100.
Dr. Joel Furman developed the ANDI food rating system. It looks at the complete spectrum of nutrients, antioxidants and phytonutrients in a specific food and rates it on a scale of 1 to 1000. The broader the spectrum of nutrients and the higher the content, the higher the ANDI score. Some foods may seem low on the list to you like some fruits, nuts and seeds or beans because they may be rich in a few nutrients, but not a broad range.
Let's take a look at some examples.
For more info about the ANDI Guide, please visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/andi-guide.
For more info about theNuVal system, please visit http://www.nuval.com/scores.
Health is just about eating the healthiest foods possible as often as possible, moving more and removing as much toxicity from our lives as we can. The sooner you incorporate healthy, whole foods into your daily diet, the sooner you'll reap the rewards of healthy eating.