Healthy isn’t Flavorless

Where did we ever get the idea that anything healthy is flavorless? Some people think of dry chicken breasts and plain steamed vegetables as “healthy” and have no idea that just because something is full of flavor, spices, and possibly even creamy, it can still be “healthy.” Healthy means that something provides calories, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber that the body can use to fuel daily activities and make necessary repairs. There are almost no foods that are completely nutrient free but there are certainly foods that are more “nutrient dense.” And, since we rarely eat foods alone but tend to eat them in mixtures, it’s important to consider the nutritional company that a food keeps.