Empty Calories

What you eat can be either nutrient dense or empty calories. Nutrient dense food supports health but costs more and is less convenient then empty calories.

Sugar-Fat-Salt are the junk food equivalents of Complex Carbohydrates – Essential Oils – Minerals. We all need these vital nutrients for strong growth and development, to age well and think clearly.

Every day your body burns-up so many calories. We know what happens when you eat more calories then you need. Each person is different so please accept this information for educational purposes only.

They say if you eat an extra 100 calories a day you gain 10 pounds in a year! An organic local apple has about 70 calories (in 100 grams of apple) and a breakfast “frosted-pastry” has about 200 calories (in each one).

How many people have empty calories for breakfast? A chemically produced apple may be full of pesticides but a certified organic local apple is not. An organic local apple is a super-food, as Dr. Newby confirms.

The nutritional scientist P.K. Newby notes in her National Geographic book SuperFoods, that regular apple consumption can reduce risks to health. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away!
We build up our health with the food we eat everyday. Is your next mouthful nutrient dense organic or empty calories industrial food? Look in the mirror to see how you have been eating. Are you eating 100 extra empty calories a day?

You cannot get fat eating vegetables and fruits. Organic costs more but tastes better and local has a big effect on the economy. One piece of lemon cake at a cafe takes 5 minutes to eat but has 400 empty calories that would take hours of hard exercise to burn off.

Fill up on vegetables and fruits instead. Food that tastes so good you eat it as a snack.

Is it worth paying more for an organic local apple instead of a cheap industrial apple that is imported? How much should we pay for nutrient dense food instead of empty calories? How much is your health worth?