Do you Know ANDI?

I want to introduce you to a cool chic, or you can think of ANDI as a dude.  ANDI stands for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index. If you have ventured into Whole Foods and found yourself overwhelmed, have no fear they have really worked to make it easy for us. With the ANDI score they have let us know on a scale of 1 to 1,000 what foods are most nutrient dense. In my book that means lets load up on a lot of the highest score and then balance out with the rest ( and if you get confused most WF have a healthy living specialist on hand to help you, ours is named Dori) .They have taken out the guess work and calculated the foods based on their extensive range of micro-nutrients, like vitamins, minerals,phytochemicals, and antioxidants.

Now just because an item like Blueberries in only 130 does not mean it is bad, it simply means when going for the most nutrient dense foods, the top three which weighed in at 1,000 ( Kale, Mustard/Turnip/Collard greens and watercress) would be what I would put in my cart first.  ANDI isn’t really polling your local McDonalds so have no fear, all that are scored have met pretty much a whole food standard (cheese, and nut milks are scored).  Another way to think about the score the most Alkaline foods are the highest, and we want to work on adding more alkaline in our diet to reduce inflammation and begin internal healing.

So let ANDI guide you through Whole Foods and if she scored it high, throw it in the cart! To learn more read on Whole Foods, Health Starts Here


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Author:Sarah Moore

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