Are you a Nutritarian?


A what what?

That's what I said. And no, I am not. However, I am so interested in being one someday. Like when I am older and know better.

According to Dr. Fuhrman:

"Simply put, 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.

A nutritarian is a person whose food choices are influenced by nutritional quality."

We are getting away from eating real food in this country and our children aren't going to be able to recognize real food. Today my son asked me if he could sometime have a Lunchables for his lunch. My daughter always asks if we can go to Old McDonald's. I don't buy Lunchables and I don't take my kids to McDonalds. I'm not judging people who do, I just don't. So where have they learned this?

Advertising on commercials.

They also want Pillow Pets thanks to Sprout, but that's another story.

Food is being recalled right and left. Our primary source of snacks for our kids comes out of a box. There is a growing epidemic of childhood obesity.

Yes, I think I want to be a Nutritarian someday. As long as eating brussels sprouts isn't required and I am allowed chocolate chip cookies.