Imagine my excitement when I realized that my favorite store (Whole Foods) has partnered up with Dr. Fuhrman to focus on his way of eating. You can find information about it on the Whole Foods site.
Whole Foods has launched a Health Starts Here (HSH) campaign which is based on Dr. Fuhrman's philosophy. Per the Whole Foods website, the pillars of health are:
We believe that food in its purest state — unadulterated by artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings, and preservatives — is the best tasting and most nutritious food available.
No matter what type of diet you follow — including those with dairy, meat or seafood — reconfigure your plate so the majority of each meal is created from an abundance of raw and cooked vegetables, fruits, legumes and beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
Get healthy fats from whole plant sources, such as nuts, seeds and avocados. These foods are rich in micronutrients as well. Work to eliminate (or minimize) extracted oils and processed fats.
Choose foods that are rich in micronutrients when compared to their total caloric content. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals. For guidance on this, look for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) scoring system in our stores.
What is the ANDI score? More on that in a later post. :)