Daily Quote: "You are responsible for your family's health and well-being! Take charge - be their caring, guiding Health Captain." - Patricia Bragg
Good morning my faithful readers. Today I'm going to answer an objection that someone raised a few days ago. After reading the long list of "foods" to avoid and eliminate from your diet, this person wondered, "What's left to eat?"
That's a great question! Today I'm going to share with you some more keys to good nutrition and some practical tips to eating healthy. Are you ready? Get a piece of paper out and write down this list of foods that you CAN eat and enjoy for good health and nutrition.
HEALTHY NUTRITIOUS FOODS TO FEAST ON
Group I - Fresh, organic raw FRUITS & BERRIES
Go to the produce market or farmer's market and pick out any fresh organic fruits and berries that appeal to you. I encourage you to try something new every week as well. Here's a partial list of some of the foods in this category:
apples, pineapples, grapefruit, bananas, pears, peaches, papayas, tangerines, watermelon, grapes, apricots, cherries, blackberries, oranges, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, lemons, raspberries, noni fruit, mangosteen, wolfberry-goji, acai berries, black currants, blueberries, pomegranates, bilberries, elderberries, cranberries, prunes, plums, guavas, mangos, etc.
Group II - Fresh, organic GREENS & VEGETABLES
Find the freshest farmer's market where you can get as many organic greens and vegetables as possible. Remember, it is best to eat as many of these foods RAW. Of course, some of them you will need to lightly steam, bake, saute, or wok, but do it as short a time as possible to retain the best nutritional content and flavor. You can also juice many of these foods. Here's a partial list of some of the foods in this category that you get to enjoy eating:
spinach, watercress, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, turnip greens, collards, cauliflower, mustard greens, mushrooms, chinese cabbage, red cabbage, parsley, green leaf lettuce, green peas, zucchini, green beans, cucumbers, dandelion greens, green and red bell peppers, artichokes, celery, cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, beets, pumpkin, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, garlic, cayenne peppers, jalepeno peppers, asparagus, ginger, spring onions, leeks, etc.
Group III - Organic GRAINS, LEGUMES, BEANS, SEEDS, & NUTS
This is a very powerful category of foods that you can choose from every day. You can make all kinds of dishes and meals from this group that are delicious and healthy. Avoid at all costs buying genetically modified (GMO) products. You want to look for these foods that were grown with organic farming methods that don't use toxic chemical pesticides and herbicides. One of the best ways to eat these foods is in their sprouted form. Here's the partial list of foods in this category:
brown rice, barley, millet, oatmeal, buckwheat, wild rice, 100% whole wheat flour, rye, wheat germ, soybean sprouts, lentils, split peas, kidney beans, navy beans, lima beans, garbanzo beans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, sesame seeds, almonds, cashews, macadamias, flax seed, oat bran, wheat sprouts, quinoa and quinoa sprouts, amaranth sprouts, chia seeds, etc. * Remember, only buy fresh RAW seeds & nuts. Do not buy roasted and salted seeds and nuts. Buy them raw and keep them in glass jars in your refrigerator to preserve them.
Group IV - OTHER HEALTHY FOODS
This group is last because it is not as important as the first three groups. It contains some very healthy foods that should be eaten in moderation. Other healthy foods include:
Raw milk (unpasteurized & unhomogenized), raw butter, raw yoghurt, raw cheese, raw kefir, fertile range-free eggs, wild deep-water ocean fish that have fins and scales, organic lamb, organic turkey & chicken, organic beef, organic fermented foods like sauerkraut, Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar, raw unheated & unfiltered honey, raw agave nectar, extra virgin coconut oil & olive oil, sesame oil, Himalayan Krystal Salt, live whole food nutritional supplements such as "The Feast," and plenty of natural spring water.
Okay, I hope you're happy now that you have a long list of great nutritious foods that you CAN eat. Use this list to prepare meals with for your family and to plan healthy snacks to have on hand for yourself and your kids. These are all natural whole foods, which is where you and I need to be getting all of our nutrition from. I trust this information will be helpful to you and your family and that you will use it to improve your diet and health. God bless you, the Naked Nutrition Knight