A properly prepared, nutrient-dense diet of whole foods provides the ultimate foundation supporting optimal health. But what is nutrient dense?
It is true: you are what you eat. Every cell of your body is built by and from the nutrients you ingest. Your hair, your fingers, your bones, are all made out of food.
Traditional diets were four times as high in calcium and other minerals, and encompassed 10 times the amount of fat-soluble vitamins as the modern diet. These people did not suffer from the conditions we suffer from today.
Minerals compose about 4% of our body. They are essential because humans do not produce minerals – we must obtain them through our food. The most abundant mineral by far is calcium, most of which is stored in our bones and moved into the bloodstream when needed.
Most of the volume of cells and body fluids is water. What does all that water do? Among other functions, it flushes toxins and removes wastes absorbs shock and lubricates joints, acts as a humidifier to moisten O2 for easier breathing, and empowers the body’s natural healing process.