The typical American diet, nutritionally
speaking, is woefully inadequate. The average lifespan in
America can be significantly expended through improved nutrition. We
need to reduce our caloric intake, make our diets more nutritious, and
lower our fat and grain consumption. There is a distinction between
essential nutrients and optimum nutrition. Experts say we require 50 to
100 essential human nutrients. They are essential because a deficiency
in any of them will, over time, create visible symptoms of
Experts also agree that there are many more non-essential nutrients that can benefit the human body. The human body requires 100s (some say 1000s) of interacting nutrients to function at its best. Optimum body health and performance is only possible if we have a good understanding of the ins and outs of nutrition. A partial list of most human nutrients can be found at: Human Nutrients
A similar situation exists in the area
of Super Foods. There are many foods that are touted as being
Foods. How beneficial are they? Since all foods have varying
nutrition values, this question has many possible answers and the
answers will vary depending on your individual needs.
Most medical doctors only have a superficial knowledge of basics of nutrition. That leaves only a few authorities that can give you easy to understand answers to these questions. One of the goals of this site is help you educate yourself on the subjects of human nutrition and super foods.
nutrition is a complex subject. The human body may require many 100s of
nutrients to achieve optimum levels of health and physical performance.
You need to have a good understanding of the science of human nutrition
to make sense of all this. I recommend looking at a few of the popular
and easy to understand books on human nutrition that appear below.
Click on the image of each book for more details.
There are many foods that are "good" for you but are they Super Foods? What Super foods are best for you? Check out the popular and easy to understand books on Super Foods and related recipes that are shown below. Click on the image of each book for more details.