Nutrient density means that the calories you consume are full of nutritional benefits that build your health. There is added value. Empty calories are when the food tears down your health or provides zero benefit.
Healthy eating is a lot easier when you plan ahead. We’ve all experienced being hungry when there’s nothing around to eat. When you’re short on time and tired after a day of work or taking care of the kids, sometimes the easiest thing to do is to stop by the drive-thru or pop a frozen pizza in the oven. These types of food choices are okay every once in a while, but they shouldn’t form the foundation of your diet.