In this week's podcast, we discuss the world's most nutrient dense food.. Meat! First let me define what nutrient density is. This is a term used to describe the nutrition profile of any given food. It encompasses the macro nutrients, meaning the amount and quality of the protein, fat and carbohydrates in the food as well as the micronutrients of the given food, meaning the quantity and quality of the vitamins and minerals in the given food.
When you gauge food on this scale, the cream rises to the top and it becomes obvious that meat is the most nutrient dense food on the planet. Not only is it a great source of the two essential macro nutrients, fat and protein, it is also a great source of vitamins and minerals. Out of all the known vitamins and minerals, meat contains the most nutrients except for Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
During the podcast, we discuss why these shortcomings for meat really aren't a deal breaker and explain why a properly formulated low carb diet actually requires less of these vitamins.
We finish the podcast outlining some of the nutrients that you will only find in meat. These include: Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Vitamin B9, B12, B6, Heme iron, Long chain omega 3 fats EPA and DHA, choline, carnitine, carnosine, cholesterol, and creatine. As you can see, this is a very long list of key nutrients that can only be found in animal sourced foods.
Listen to this week's podcast to learn more about the world's most nutrient dense food!