5 Favorite Protein Sources
- Wild caught salmon – Important source of omega 3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation. High in protein. Provides high levels of vitamin D.
- Chicken (organic, pastured) – More vitamins E, C, and beta-carotene than conventional chicken. Great source of protein.
- Eggs (organic, pastured) – Most bio-available protein source (which means your body will be able to use it).
- Beef (organic, grass fed and finished) – High in CLA, which is important to burn fat and lose weight. Also, great source of omega 3 fatty acids.
- Hemp – Approximately 31% protein with a high bioavailability rate, meaning the protein is highly usable by our body. Hemp is also rich in fiber and contains all 10 essential amino acids. Hemp is an excellent source of iron and magnesium.
5 Favorite Vegetables
- Leafy greens – The most nutrient dense foods. Contain the most vitamins and minerals such as potassium and Vitamin K, as well as lutein (antioxidants that fight disease).
- Carrots – Super high in beta carotene and soluble fiber.
- Bell peppers – High in bio-available vitamin C.
- Red cabbage – Good for your digestive tract. Part of the cruciferous family of veggies (known as the “disease fighters”).
- Broccoli – Another member of the cruciferous family.
5 Favorite Nuts & Seeds
- Almonds – Anti-inflammatory, high protein source.
- Pecans – Source of oleic acid (which aids in preventing breast cancer). Helps lower bad cholesterol. High in antioxidants.
- Cashews – An energizing food. Helps lower risk of heart disease. Also helps fight depression.
- Pumpkin seeds – Promotes overall prostate health. Contains L- tryptophan, a compound naturally effective against depression.
- Flax seeds – Helps lower blood pressure. Helps reduce blood sugar levels. Natural laxative.
5 Favorite Fruits
- Blueberries – Highest in antioxidants. Packed with polyphenols and anthocyanins, which help fight cancer and disease. Great for anti-aging.
- Kiwi – High in Vitamin C. Potentially reducing the risk of blood clots.
- Strawberries – Most nutrient dense fruit. Contains significant levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants.
- Apples – A lot of fiber. Great for your intestines. Helps improve bone density.
- Lemons – Causes your body to be alkaline. Promotes good breath.
5 Favorite Herbs
- Ginger – Reduces pain and inflammation. May help fight disease, especially cancer. Helps relieve migraines. Good for nausea.
- Turmeric – Natural anti-inflammatory, great for alleviating joint pain.
- Cinnamon – Acts as a blood sugar regulator and a potent antioxidant.
- Basil – Tastes great! Good source of flavonoids, which help protect cells from damage.
- Garlic – Great for your complexion. Acts as an anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-parasite. Aids in cleaning arteries.
5 Favorite Fats
- Coconut oil – Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Very stable and great for high temperature cooking.
- Extra virgin olive oil – Nutrient dense and flavorful. Use in cold preparations for maximum benefit.
- Butter – Butter is rich in the most easily absorbable form of Vitamin A necessary for thyroid and adrenal health. Contains lauric acid, important in treating fungal infections and candida. Is a very rich source of the vital mineral selenium.
- Cold pressed nut oils – Flavorful oils containing good fatty acid balance. Should only be used for cold preparations and stored in the refrigerator as they tend to turn rancid easily.
- Sesame oil – Contains ELA, and essential fatty acid. Adds Asian flavors to foods. Can be used for medium temperature cooking and garnishing.