Healthy Foods for National Nutrition Month with Nature’s Bahar Mahmoudi!
Get the Scoop on Some of the Healthiest and Cleanest foods, with Nature’s Nutritionist, Registered Iridologist, Weight Loss Coach and International Pharmacy Graduate Bahar Mahmoudi!
By: Bahar Mahmoudi, International Pharmacy Graduate, Natural Health Practitioner and weight loss coach in Nature’s Emporium.
Unlike junk food and other refined snack foods, natural and essential nutrients nourish your brain and reduce hunger. They nourish your body with the vital components it needs in just the right amounts.
In this article you may find out about some examples of healthiest and cleanest foods on earth.
Saltwater fish, are the most commonly consumed, and one of the healthiest, sources of protein consumed worldwide. Even today, saltwater fish still don’t eat food raised with chemical fertilizers, but the problem is, they’re becoming harder and harder to find. Saltwater fish feeds in waters rich with minerals, prominent among which is the most valuable element, iodine. The safest fish to eat, namely wild fish living in sustainably managed fisheries, such as wild Alaskan salmon and wild-caught Pacific sardines.
Kelp is an edible form of brown algae. kelp contains more than just potassium. It’s rich in iodine, protein, magnesium, and other minerals at levels higher than most land vegetables. It’s also rich in the omega-3 fatty acid EPA.
Mushrooms are grown in beds of rich organic matter. They’re rich in iron and protein. Mushrooms are not just healthy, they’re vital in boosting your immune system and preventing infections, and they’re becoming increasingly valuable tools in medicine, where research is finding that mushroom compounds can fight diseases such as breast cancer.
A good source of fats and carbohydrates. Though high in saturated fat, coconut products, particularly coconut oil, are proving to be exceptionally healthy. Populations that consume high quantities of coconut oil have found lower rates of heart disease, and coconut oil is one of very few sources of lauric acid, which helps your immune system fight bacterial and viral infections.
Watercress is never grown with chemical fertilizers. It grows along brooks and other running waters and it contains more iron than spinach. It’s not just an iron powerhouse, the antioxidants in watercress can battle breast and lung cancers, and three ounces a day boosts your levels of certain antioxidants by 100 percent.
Wild berries, wild blueberries in particular can counteract inflammation and insulin sensitivity, two factors that, when abnormal, can contribute to arthritis and diabetes. Mulberries, huckleberries, and blackberries, all of which have a higher antioxidant content than cultivated berries.
Wild rice is native to the Great Lakes regions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and parts of Canada. Wild rice has been hand-harvested in canoes by native American tribes that live in those areas for over a thousand years. Not technically a grain but a grass, wild rice is rich in protein, fiber, and B vitamins. Since it grows wild, there is no need for toxic pesticides or water-polluting fertilizers, and it’s harvested in the least environmentally damaging way possible.
Wild boar is not just free of chemical fertilizers, they’re also free of hormones, antibiotics, and even the antibiotic-resistant bacteria so common in factory-farmed animals. Meat from wild boar, has fewer calories, less saturated and total fat, and even lower levels of cholesterol and blood pressure.
Over refined and nutritionally void, white sugar comes from chemically intensive sugar cane and sugar beets. Now, sugar beets aren’t just pesticide-heavy, they’re also being genetically modified to grow faster so North Americans can have access to more cheap sugar. You need just a small amount of maple syrup to sweeten your coffee, baked goods, or oatmeal, and it’s actually good for you. There are more than 50 compounds in maple syrup known to battle cancer and heart disease.
Natural honey is rich in antioxidants and is often used as an antiseptic treatment on wounds. It can blunt the growth of breast, prostate, and endometrial cancers. Honey also has a low glycemic index, so using it to sweeten tea or coffee won’t lead to energy-busting blood sugar drops later in the day.
Nuts are nature’s way of showing us that good things come in small packages. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Always eat them raw, unsalted and unroasted. Roasted nuts may have been heated in hydrogenated unhealthy fats, or to high temperatures that can destroy their nutrients.
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