FOOD

Spreading awareness about how poor nutrition and chemical exposure form part of the average daily life, the link between these factors and global health epidemics, and how to lead a well nourished and chemical-free lifestyle.

 

KITCHEN NUTRITION WAR on fake food:

Increase vegetables, especially non-starchy/above ground, to 70-80% of plate .

No sugar or refined carbohydrates

No fried foods

No fruit juice or soft drinks

Oils: Cook with avocado oil, butter or ghee (grass-fed) and at lower temperatures coconut oil and olive oil (lowest temperature cooking).

Use local oils in dark bottles kept in a cool place.

Starchy vegetables/grains are all better with evening meal:

Sweet potatoes, beetroot, carrot, butternut, etc.

Brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat or millet,

  • Room temperature baby potatoes.

Water + Herbal teas - Drink 2 litres/day

Free Vegetables: 70-80% of plate

The following vegetables should be eaten freely – using a minimum variety of 5 a day plus at least portions a day. 

Half or preferably 70-80% of the plate should consist of these vegetables – choose a variety of colours.

Artichokes and asparagus

Fenugreek seeds, broccoli and radish

  • Sprouts, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots

  • Brassicaceae: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale

  • Bok Choy, spinach, Swiss chard, dandelion, mustard and beet greens

  • Tomatoes, peppers, chives, cucumber, spring onions, onions, radish, garlic, leeks and celery

  • Lettuce – all types: watercress, rocket, etc.

  • Eggplant, green beans, snow peas

  • Sea Vegetables / “weed” – nori, cut and add to salads

  • Gem squash, zucchini, summer squash

  • Okra, waterblommetjies

  • Spring greens – include dandelions, nettles, clover and other greens commonly known as “weeds”.

These can be used in salads or cooked in soups, stews, curries, etc.

Fruit:

2 portions and should always be eaten with a protein, e.g. 6 nuts or 2 tbs seeds – preferably these fruit:

1 medium apple or pear, 3 fresh apricots, 2 fresh figs, 2 plums

  • Citrus: 1 orange, 1 grapefruit, 2 small tangerines

  • Melons: ½ medium cantaloupe, ¼ small honeydew, 2 cups watermelon

  • ½ medium mango, 2 small nectarines/peaches

  • 1 - 1 ½ cups berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries), 15 cherries

  • 1 pomegranate, 2 kiwi

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