Nutrient Dense vs Calorie Dense


Baby Spinach
Baby Spinach. Photo by ninjapoodles.
Just noticed a quick tip from Mike Roussell in the latest Robertson Training Systems newsletter :
Nutrient Dense carbohydrates contain lots of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. These are carbohydrates such as spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, apples, and other fruits and vegetables. Calorie Dense carbohydrates contain lower amounts of vitamins, minerals and more calories from actual carbohydrates. Examples of these foods are rice, pasta, corn, flour tortillas, and breads. You want your diet to be full of nutrient dense carbohydrates all the time and then you want to eat calorie dense carbohydrates in the couple hours following your workouts.

The fact that they also taste good is just a bonus. Love spinach.

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