Monday, January 27, 2014

What ANDI Means and How it can Help You

Do you what what ANDI means?  It stands for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index.  Basically, what that means is that foods are rated on a scale of 1 to 1000 based on their nutrient content.  So how does that help you?  Simply put, you want to eat the foods with the higher numbers because they will be loaded with nutrients that your body needs.  Think of it as getting more bang for your buck!

I suggest you take a look at this website:

Eat as many fruits and vegetables daily as possible and eat the foods with the highest ANDI index possible.

Other foods to consider including in your diet are:

  • Healthy protein sources such as chicken breast, turkey, lean beef, eggs, or protein powder.
  • Whole carbohydrates such as oatmeal, brown pasta, rice, whole grain bread
  • Healthy fats such as nuts, eggs, peanut butter.
Happy eating!