aily Quote: "YOU are responsible for your family's health and well-being! Take charge - be their caring, guiding Health Captain." - Patricia Bragg
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! I would like 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. This is a list of "naked nutrition," also known as natural living whole foods. Your daily diet should consist only of these super healthy foods.
SUPER HEALTHY NUTRITIOUS WHOLE FOODS THAT YOU CAN & SHOULD BE EATING
Group I - Fresh, organic raw FRUITS & BERRIES
Go to the produce market or farmer's market and pick out any 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, apricots, limes, 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 (preferably raw or lightly steamed)
Find the freshest farmer's market where you can get as many organic greens and vegetables as possible. 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. 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; otherwise, they will turn rancid very quickly.
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, wild deep-water ocean fish that have fins and scales, organic natural-fed lamb, turkey, chicken, and 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, green drinks such as live whole food based InstaFresh juice called "The Feast," high-quality whole food nutritional supplements, 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