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Sep 24

Foods to Choose – My Recommended Food List

Depending on what your family health history looks like, I would recommend some of the following foods. For those of us who live with an auto-immune disease, it gets a little more restrictive. No doubt though, there is still plenty of good food to be had. Have any questions? Please comment. Cheers to you and good health.

Overall recommended guidelines:

1.  Eat relatively high amount of animal protein compared to that of the typical American diet
2.  Eat carbohydrates only coming from fruits, starchy tubers (sweet potato, yams) and vegetables. Avoid grains and refined sugars.
3.  Eat a large amount of fiber from non-starchy fruits and vegetables.
4.  Eat a moderate amount of healthy fat from avocado, grass fed meat, coconut oil, olive oil (not at high heat), etc
5.  Eat foods rich in plant phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants

Recommended Foods:

  • Meats and poultry – important to be free range/grass fed
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Rabbit
  • Quail
  • Venison
  • Seafood
  • Bacon, bio-dynamic preferred and nitrate free
  • Eggs (pasture-raised, local, organic, free range and/or omega 3) no limit on how many per week
  • Olives
  • Ham, nitrate free and sugar free
  • Salami, uncured
  • Butter or ghee, from grass feed cows
  • Pickled foods
  • Fermented foods
  • Smoked, dried and salted fish & meat
  • Palm oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Macadamia oil
  • Olive oil
  • Tea
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Macadamia nut oil
  • Pecans
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachios (unsalted)
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Hemp hearts (hemp seeds)
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk and cream
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Coconut oil
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Carob powder
  • Dark chocolate, 80% or greater
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Bananas
  • Sweet potatoes, yams
  • Pumpkin, squash, acorn, butternut
  • Spaghetti squash, Zucchini
  • Spinach
  • Fennel
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Capsicums/Bell peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Radish
  • Seaweed
  • Watercress
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Asparagus
  • Artichoke
  • Parsnip
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Beets
  • Buk Choy
  • Bone broth (homemade)
  • Black rice
  • Quinoa
  • Herbs and spices
  • Red wine

 

Best fruits:

  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Lemon
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

Fruits still okay (limit to 1 or less per day):

  • Grapes
  • Passion fruit
  • Pineapple
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeydew melon
  • Kiwi
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Nectarine
  • Orange
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Pomegranat