David and I are off to Australia for the next couple weeks to two conferences on nutrition and healthy living! He will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual conference of the Australasian Academy of Anti-Aging in Melbourne, as well as the guest of honor for the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine at the University of Sydney. We will also be visiting some dear friends of ours while there!
While we are away, I have an announcement, a wonderful suggestion for you…and a beautiful gift (my Cuisinicity apron or my Cuisinicity little cookbook, your pick!) to offer to a select 10 of you!
You know how I have been saying all along how much it matters that you use simple wholesome ingredients? Of course, that’s relatively easy to do when choosing fresh fruit or vegetables, legumes, beans, nuts or whole grains in their natural state! It’s a no-brainer there!
…but where it gets a little complicated is when you have to choose something on the supermarket shelf that’s in a bottle, package, can or jar!
Let’s be honest, how do you decide which bread to choose, which marinara sauce, which cereal, crackers, cookies, pasta, dressing…you name it, there are so many to choose from and who has time to read through every single nutrition fact panel while running around at the supermarket, right? It’s all a blur!
Here at Cuisinicity, I have tried all along to guide you through some of my favorite products that are the most nutritious within each category, be it a marinara sauce (make sure there is no added sugar and not too much salt), or a peanut butter (make sure it doesn’t have added partially hydrogenated oils, sugar and salt) or a bread (make sure it’s wholegrain, has fiber and no added sugar and not too much salt, no hydrogenated oils) or a cereal (make sure it’s actually worthy of being called breakfast and not candy disguised as breakfast…remember this post?!!), you get the idea etc…
Just look throughout my Cuisinicity posts: it’s a common theme of mine, because trading up one ingredient at a time makes a tremendous difference in upgrading one’s diet.
But there is a limit to how helpful I can be!
Well… now I am beyond excited to announce that there is a new app that you can get on your smart phone that offers the best GPS for nutrition to help guide you through your shopping at your own supermarket. It’s called NuVal® Empower. All you have to do is scan the UPS code of the product on your smart phone and you get its score from 1-100: the higher the score, the more nutritious! It’s that simple!
I know it’s the best GPS for nutrition because it is powered by an algorithm, the Overall Nutritional Quality Index that my husband created with a team of world top nutrition scientists in 2006, that is independent of the food industry and that has been robustly and consistently validated in the peer-reviewed literature, repeatedly over all these years. As a result, it is the most sophisticated and well validated nutrition guidance system in the world.
You can read more about it here!
So, here is my suggestion to you, while I am away:
- Try the app: there is a 30-day free trial which you can take advantage of by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “free trial/CUISINICITY” in the subject line. You should hear back promptly with instructions for enrolling.
- See if you like it. If you do, let me know how it helped you decide between 2 particular items, whatever they are, to trade up on the nutrition. It doesn’t have to be complicated or fancy, just use it and tell me in a comment on this post!
- When I get back, I will look for the best examples on how this has helped you trade up and I will share with my Cuisinicity followers.
- I will pick 10 of you from your comments and send you a Cuisinicity apron or Cuisinicity Cooking booklet (see the little video clip below).
For example, take a look at these 2 peanut butters…
Which peanut butter would you choose now?! By the way, if you haven’t tried Teddie’s unsalted peanut butter, I also recommend it for its creamy deliciousness!
…and just so that you know, David and I will not benefit personally if you subscribe to the new NuVal offering, past the 30-day free trial. This is just for you and your family, just like my Cuisinicity recipes and tips!
So, what are you waiting for?
Go send that e-mail to email@example.com and don’t forget to write “free trial/CUISINICITY” in the subject line. Then, you can register for free and upload the app on your phone and get going!
I cannot wait to hear your comments!
…and now I HAVE to go pack!!!