There are as many diets as there are eaters. Fortunately, a vast variety of food and cooking techniques can be considered healthy and satisfying. I am not a scientist. I don’t believe in using calculators, scales, and perfectly portioned food items as part of my eating experience. What I do rely on is a few basic guidelines developed by traditional cultures. As studied by Weston A. Price, these cultures had full jaw lines, intact teeth, robust skeletal frames, and few health issues. That is, until our modern food industry stepped in.
Want to eat like a traditionalist, too? Here are some easy and extremely healthful tips:
- Eat seasonal foods in their whole and natural state from the best sources possible! Local and organic is KEY! Nutrients in the soil are necessary to be transferred into nutrients in your food; freshness is important!
- Use only traditional fats. This includes butter and other animal fats, extra virgin olive oil, sesame, flax, and coconut oil. Avoid hydrogenated oils at all costs.
- Include live fermented foods in the diet - sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, yoghurt, and pickles.
- Prepare mineral rich bone broths, stocks, and sauces.
- Soak or sprout whole grains and nuts to reduce phytic acid (a naturally-occurring digestion inhibitor) content.
- Consume natural, free-range poultry, beef, lamb, organ meats, eggs, and wild-caught fish and seafood.
- Eat with gratitude!
Interested in finding out how I can help you find your inner traditionalist? Check me out at www.nichewellness.com!