How to Maximize Your Nutrient Intake and Minimize Waste

This video is part 2 of a 3 part video series on nutrient density, nutrient diversity, and how to practically apply these goals to your life.

If you haven’t already, check out Part 1 on Why What You Do Eat Is As Important As What You Do Eat. It’s all about why nutrient density and diversity is vital to a healthy body, what foods to eat for this goal, and why plants are such an amazing source of nutrients that act as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and compounds that are necessary for powering all biochemical reactions in the body.

Part 2

This Part 2 video focuses heavily on how to minimize waste with the food you buy.

We’ll be discussing:

  1. How to properly store fruits and veggies…this includes a bunch of tips and tricks for keeping things fresh until you’re ready to eat them.
  2. How to get the most out of the spices you buy…and how to store them for maximal freshness.
  3. How to plan out the order in which you eat all your groceries to get the most nutrients out of the food you’re purchasing so that you get the most bang (and by bang, I mean health) for your buck.

Having a plan is key! Plus, it makes life so much easier when you can go to on auto-pilot with nutrient diversity and density.

(PS: Part 3 is now up! Learn all about Practical Strategies for Diversifying and Increasing Nutrient Intake here; it goes into details about how to shop, how to plan your meals, and even has a BIG surprise at the end!

 

How to Maximize your Nutrient Intake and Minimize Waste

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Get the scoop on all the details by watching the video below.  And I’d love to hear what all your tips, tricks, and cheats are in the comment section below!

What I Talk About In The Video

SparkleKitchen.com

In the video, I reference Brittany from sparklekitchen.com for her fabulous food storage tips.  She has lots more amazing information and recipe over on her website and on SparkleKitchen TV so make sure you’re utilizing her expertise! She’s my favorite!

Nutrient Rate Loss In Plants

I also talk about a Nutrient Rate Loss In Plants graph.  You can find the raw version of this helpful graph below…but make sure to click this link to get the PDF version that is great to take to the store and keep on your fridge to help you decide how to best utilize the food you bought on your last shopping trip.

The Graph

Fastest Loss Moderate Loss Slow Loss Long Lasting
Alfalfa Sprouts Apricots Cactus fruit Apples
Arugula Artichokes Cassava Cabbage
Asparagus Asian Pear Celery Garlic
Basil Avocado Coconut Ginger
Bean sprouts Bananas Grapefruit Horseradish
Bell Peppers Beets Grapes Onions
Blackberries Bok Choy Jicama Parsnips
Blueberries Brussels Sprouts Kiwifruit Potatoes
Broccoli Carrots Kohlrabi Rutabaga
Dill Cataloupes Leek Taro
Eggplant Cauliflower Lime Turnip root
Elderberries Chard Olives
Fig Cherries Orange
Lima Beans Chiles Persimmon
Loganberry Chives Plums
Mushrooms Cilantro Pomegranate
Mustard greens Collard greens Pumpkins
Okra Cucumbers Radicchio
Oregano Endive Radish
Radish Sprouts Green onions
Raspberries Guava
Strawberries Honeydew melon
Sugar snap peas Kale
Sweet corn Lettuce
Mango
Mint
Nectarines
Papaya
Parsley
Passionfruit
Peach
Pineapple
Plantains
Rhubarb
Sage
Spinach
Summer Squash
Tamarind
Tamatillo
Tangerine
Thyme
Tomato
Watercress
Watermelon

What’s Next

Part 3 of this video series focuses on:

  1. How to Make A Shopping Plan for Diversifying Nutrients
  2. How to Keep Things From Going Bad In Your Fridge
  3. How to Keep Track of Your Progress
  4. Staying Motivated and Making Nutrient Diversity A Habit

A Surprise:

Part 3 will also have a surprise ending! So make sure to check it out to find out what exciting stuff is going on by clicking here!

 

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