• Hot Topic: Nutrient-Dense Foods

    A term that shows up frequently in the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans,  and will continue to be a hot topic in years to come, is “nutrient density.”

    The USDA defines nutrient-dense foods as those that “provide vitamins, minerals, and other substances that may have positive health effects with relatively few calories.” These foods are naturally low in saturated fats and do not have added sugar, sodium, refined starches or solid fats, which add “empty calories” – calories without nutritional value. Read more