Dr. Fuhrman's Ultimate Super Foods
As you may have surmised, I am a big fan of Dr. Joel Fuhrman. After years of reading and thinking and following "ways of eating," I think that Dr. Fuhrman has found the path to health that makes the most sense, which is why I wanted to share his selection of the top 30 super foods.
It's not about the proteins, carbs and fats, it's the micronutrients that keep us healthy. He has coined the term, "Nutritarian" and that is what I am. I promote eating the most nutrient-dense food available for health and well-being. This refrigerator magnet in the photo above features his top 30 super foods.
The Nutritarian Way of Life
"A nutritarian is a person who strives for more micronutrients per calorie in their diet-style. A nutritarian understands that food has powerful disease-protecting and therapeutic effects and seeks to consume a broad array of micronutrients via their food choices. It is not sufficient to merely avoid fats, consume foods with a low glycemic index, lower the intake of animal products, or eat a diet of mostly raw foods.
A truly healthy diet must be micronutrient rich and the micronutrient richness must be adjusted to meet individual needs. The foods with the highest micronutrient per calorie scores are green vegetables, colorful vegetables, and fresh fruits. For optimal health and to combat disease, it is necessary to consume enough of these foods that deliver the highest concentration of nutrients."