Nutrition / Wellness

Factors that Affect the Energy in Our Food

Welcome back! This week we are moving on to the energy in our food and what factors affect that energy.

  1. Soil & growing conditions~ where your food comes from does matter!
  2. Ripeness at the time of harvest~ energy counts are different depending on the ripeness of the fruit or vegetable you are eating.
  3. Animals’ diet- what the animal ate translates to what you are eating, think about it…
  4. Length of storage~ nutrients in food dwindles as it ages try to get the freshest food possible. 

 Just a few nuggets to take with you next time you are picking out food. I hope you find one bit of wisdom to help you on your healthy eating journey, and as always I love to hear from you. Feel free to post a comment or contact me.

Here is to good food my friends!