Coming Soon! NUTRIVORE!
It’s the simple yet revolutionary concept: Choose foods to meet the body’s nutritional needs!—Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
- A person who chooses foods to supply all the nutrients their body needs to thrive.
- A diet predominantly comprised of nutrient-dense whole foods.
- A radical yet simple idea: Get all the nutrients we need from the food we eat.
What Is a Nutrivore?
The goal of a Nutrivore diet is to fully meet the body’s physiologic needs for both essential and nonessential nutrients from the foods we eat, also called nutrient sufficiency, but without consuming excess energy (i.e., staying within daily caloric requirements).
The Nutrivore calculus takes into account the full cadre of nutrients, including essential nutrients—vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and essential fatty acids—in addition to fiber, phytonutrients, nonessential and conditionally-essential amino acids, nonessential health-promoting fatty acids, and nonessential vitaminlike compounds. This ensures both nutrient synergy as well as prioritizing the full complement of nutrients our bodies need to thrive.
Being a Nutrivore is about the overall quality of the whole diet, and not about a list of yes-foods and no-foods. Even though eliminating empty calorie foods helps to achieve nutrient sufficiency without overeating, no food is strictly off-limits. In this way, being a Nutrivore is a diet modifier rather than a diet itself—a nutrivorous approach can be layered atop of other dietary structures and priorities in order to meet an individual’s specific health needs and goals.
The Nutrivore Guide to Food Groups
The Nutrivore Score is the most comprehensive, and least biased, method for representing the inherent nutrient content of foods. We can glean a ton of insight on how best to approach a Nutrivore diet by examining the average nutrient density relative to the average energy density (calories per gram of food) of highly related foods.
And, that’s what you’ll find in the Nutrivore Score Guide to Food Groups, delivered straight to your inbox with an e-mail explaining how the score is calculated and which food groups to prioritize! You’ll also receive updates on Nutrivore.com and other awesome information from Dr. Sarah!