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Quality of life through real sustainable nutrition

Janick Couturier

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REAL FOOD THE FOUNDATION OF REAL SUSTAINABLE NUTRITION

Approximately 70 percent of the calories in a typical diet come from processed foods. This means switching to a diet with no processed foods, sometimes called clean eating, would be a big change for most peoples. Doing so, however, may make it easier to follow a clean eating in a sustainable way limiting sodium, added sugars and saturated and trans fats.

What Counts as Processed

Food that has had anything done to it is processed. This means frozen fruits, bagged salad greens, chopped apples and ground beef are all technically processed foods, not just foods like crackers, chips, frozen dinners and cookies. When experts talk about avoiding processed foods, however, they are often talking about avoiding the more highly processed foods and still including minimally processed foods that don't contain any additives or ingredients you wouldn't have in your own kitchen.

How to go around in a nutshell

Look local

Exploring farmers or local food markets helps you find fresh produce grown locally, but equally important, you can meet the people who produce your food. Such relationships are opportunities for education: you can learn how your food was grown, when it was harvested, and even how to prepare it.

Cook yourself

or prep for busy weeknights on a weekend. Boil beans, cook some hard eggs, chop veggies or make a salad so you’ll have “fast food” when you’re hungry.

Buy it


While homemade real food is great, it’s not always possible for every meal, every day. Prepackaged food is still an option when shifting your diet to real food, look at some transparent company that are focus on real food and real goals

Make sure to read the labels and skip any product with more than 5 ingredients or ingredients you can’t pronounce.