Posted March 24, 2012
To your car, gasoline is energy. To your body, food is fuel.
An orange contains potential energy, which we call calories, as does a doughnut. But the orange is nutrient-dense, while the doughnut is just energy-dense.
To increase your nutrition-to-energy ratio:
Foods to eat just once a week: Red meat, pasta, all desserts and alcohol.
Do not eat: Fast food, soda pop, processed meals, canned soups and anything with the word “diet” in it.
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