Choosing nutrient dense foods

It’s 2015 and there’s no better time than now to start making informed decisions about portion sizes and healthy food. Your body will love you for choosing more foods that are nutrient dense because this way you get the calories you need plus the nutrients your body needs to function really well.

What is nutrient dense?

A food that is nutrient dense has a whole lot of nutrients packed into it, like a strawberry (vit C, kilojoules, antioxidants, a little fibre etc.). A food that is not nutrient dense would be a processed food – our bodies don’t need to work as hard to get the energy from it so it’s a whole lot of calories, easily absorbed, and often lacking in nutrients. A good benchmark is to go for whole and less processed foods, like fruit, vegetables, quality meats, and fish like salmon and unrefined grains.

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If you’re unsure about where to start or what foods to buy, KAUAI makes it a little easier with booster options you can add to any smoothie. Try:

  • C booster, giving you 500mg vitamin C, acerola cherry and rose hips
  • Chia seeds giving you fibre and omegas
  • Goji berries, jam-packed with antioxidants
  • Whey protein – 15g of protein goodness
  • KAUAI launched their Amino Acid Recovery drink made with amino acid recovery booster, pineapple and crushed ice – the perfect refreshing, post-workout drink this summer.

Written for the Virgin Active blog

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