Early nutrition research focused on identifying the nutrients in food that would prevent diseases. More recently, nutrition research focused on chronic diseases associated with energy excesses.
Your waistline circumference can indicate metabolic disease. A waistline above 89 centimetres for women and 102 centimetres for men can indicate a risk for metabolic disease, and weight loss will be essential to improve your health and wellness. Losing weight or maintaining a goal weight is a lifelong battle for many people.
When you reduce your kilojoule intake to lose weight, it is essential to prioritise nutrient-dense food. Nutrient-dense foods are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients critical for health, without too much-saturated fat, added sugars and sodium.
Eating nutrient-dense foods is a better option to ensure your kJ intake per serving remains low, but your nutritional intake is high. Here are a few nutrient-dense foods to include in your eating plan:
- Egg Yolk
- Shellfish & Sardines
- Sweet Potatoes
However, it is essential to remember that a varied diet, with nutrients coming from a wide selection of vegetables, fruit, grains, legumes, dairy, meat, and seafood, is the easiest way to ensure a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet.