Who doesn’t want a rocking reproductive system, balanced hormones, glowing skin, and sharp brain function? I know I do, and eating nutrient dense foods will without a doubt get anyone where they need to go. In the previous article we talked about a traditional diet– what it consisted of, and the foods to avoid.
Now, lets get strait down to it and talk about incredible food that will transform the health of your entire body.
Each one of the foods below contain a concentrated source of powerful nutrients that the body thrives on. These foods support the entire body- Everything from healthy skin and hair, to hormonal balance, to brain and heart function. The combination of nutrient dense foods and micro nutrient rich alkalizing foods will give you the body, brain, skin, and health you desire.
Nutrient Dense Foods
Start incorporating these foods into your diet as much as possible and your body will begin to flourish!
1. Liver: When sourced from healthy, grass fed cows, liver is absolutely loaded with a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fat. Liver is a powerful tonic for hormonal balance, energy, and clear skin.
It is one of natures multivitamins, filled with:
- High-quality protein
- Nature’s most concentrated source of vitamin A
- All the B vitamins in abundance, particularly vitamin B12
- One of our best sources of folic acid
- A highly usable form of iron
- Trace elements such as copper, zinc and chromium; liver is our best source of copper
- An unidentified anti-fatigue factor
- CoQ10, a nutrient that is especially important for cardio-vascular function
- A good source of purines, nitrogen-containing compounds that serve as precursors for DNA and RNA
- Brain, hormone, and heart healthy essential fatty acids including EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docasahexaenoic acid), and AA (arachidonic acid)
- Egg yolks are rich in countless vitamins and minerals including: A, D, E, B2, B6, B9, iron, calcium, phosphorous, potassium and choline which all contribute to healthy brain function, hormonal balance, and increased energy.
- The choline in eggs is a rare nutrient that is essential for proper fetal brain development, it decreases neural tube defects, and it is a necessary component in breast milk.
- The iron, vitamin A, and vitamin B12 that are found in the yolk provide the building blocks that are essential for healthy skin, eyes, growth and reproduction.
3. Butter/Ghee: Butter is a girl’s best friend. It balances hormones, regulates apatite, promotes glowing skin, shinny hair, and increases metabolism. For those with a dairy sensitivity, ghee tends to work wonders.
- Butter contains a many anti-oxidants including Vitamin A and vitamin E that protect against free radical damage.
- Butter is rich in important trace minerals, including manganese, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium (a powerful antioxidant). Butter is also an excellent source of iodine.
- Butter provides appreciable amounts of short- and medium-chain fatty acids, which support immune function, boost metabolism and have anti-microbial properties; meaning, they fight against pathogenic microorganisms in the intestinal tract.
- When butter comes from cows eating green grass, it contains high levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a compound that gives excellent protection against cancer and also helps your body build muscle rather than store fat.
- The short- and medium-chain fatty acids in butter have strong anti-tumor effects. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in butter from grass-fed cows also gives excellent protection against cancer.
- Some of the healthiest traditional cultures consider seaweed a staple food, and essentially every group of coastal people utilized sea vegetables in their diets.
- All of the 56 elements essential for human health are present in sea vegetables, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron, and zinc, together with important trace elements such as selenium.
- Sea vegetables have traditionally been used in Asia to treat cancer, heart disease, and thyroid
- Seaweed is very rich in iodine which is an EXTREMELY important nutrient for the entire body. Your brain, hormones, and heart all need iodine to function properly. It also helps the body to detoxify fluoride, bromide, chlorine and even mercury.
- Iodine is additionally credited with powerful cancer-preventative benefits
Most dairy that is available is extremely inflammatory, and damaging to the body. The only dairy I recommend is organic, raw, grass fed dairy products. If you cannot find raw, then organic, low-temp pasteurized, full fat plain dairy is the best option! If you can tolerate dairy, it can be an extremely nourishing food.
- When cattle eat grass they become extremely healthy. The grass and green foods are rich in phytonutrient anti-oxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and chlorophyll. The meat and milk of grassfed animals are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA, CLA, B12, zinc, iron, creatine, L-carnitine.
- Fermented or cultured dairy products include fresh raw cream, milk, curds & whey, yogurt, kefir, amasai, cheeses & butter.
- Around the world people have relied upon naturally fermented milk from all different types of animals for a key nutrition source. This fermented milk provides highly bioavailable protein, enzymes, beneficial lactobacillus probiotics, vitamin K2, and other nutrients.
- When raw milk is left out it actually ferments with beneficial lactic acid bacteria such as acidophilus, increasing the nutrient content dramatically.
- Fermented dairy from 100% grass-fed cows provides healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and probiotics. These probiotic strains help enhance gut motility and nutrient absorption.
- Cultured dairy products contain tons of omega 3 fatty acids and CLA that are linked with healthy weight loss and improved muscle mass. It also contains healthy protein & fat soluble vitamins A, E, D3, & K2.
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All of these foods contain amazing nutrients that will build you an amazing, strong, healthy, vibrant body!