Join me, Chef Joni – your organizer, at Cafe Gratitude, for our first informal get together to discuss the term:
….this is a term that Dr. Joel Fuhrman created to describe his diet and lifestyle. I recently heard/met Dr. Fuhrman. His approach resonates with what I've been understanding for 2 decades.
Here is the definition from his website: www.thenutritarians.com….
“Nutritarian is a term coined by Joel Fuhrman, MD. A Nutritarian is a person who strives for more micronutrients per calorie in their diet-style. A nutritarian understands that food has powerful disease-protecting and therapeutic effects and seeks to consume a broad array of micronutrients via their food choices. It is not sufficient to merely avoid fats, consume foods with a low glycemic index, lower the intake of animal produts, or eat a diet of mostly raw foods. A truly healthy diet must be micronutrient rich and the micronutrient richness must be adjusted to meet individual needs. The foods with the highest micronutrient per calorie scores are green vegetables, colorful vegetables, and fresh fruits. For optimal health and to combat disease, it is necessary to consume enough of these foods that deliver the highest concentration of nutrients.
A nutritarian is a person whose food choices are influenced by nutritional quality.”
I'm hoping that this is the first of many discussion MeetUps we'll have at Cafe Gratitude and at other locations, yet to be determined.
– the Nutritarian concept, vs Raw Food, vs Vegan, vs Vegetarian, vs the Paleolithic Diet, and others.
– the Nutritarian Food Pyramid (see image). Is it for everyone? does it work for you? what does your personal food pyramid look like?
I'll facilitate this gathering. Contact me if you are interested in facilitating a get together.
We'll meet at various times and locations, this time we'll meet at noon, Wedn, Oct 13th in Cupertino. Next, we'll meet at the Los Altos Whole Foods in the evening, I will post that MeetUp another time.