Which foods should we get plenty of? Go ahead and list a food even if it is for example a night shade or dairy, etc... Let people know where tolerance issues might appy.
Just my thoughts. Keeping organic/grass fed/wild if possible and/or as far as budgetary contraints will allow.
With the exception of liver, which I'm working on introducing, those are the dominant foods in my diet (along with cheese and tomato sauce, neither of which I think are great nutritionally).
Edit: fish should be wild, meats should be hormone-free and grass-fed or wild where possible, eggs should be free-range and orange yolked, the olive oil should be extra virgin cold-pressed and the fruit and veggies should be organic and non-genetically-modified where possible.
Obviously there are some general universals, but beyond the most basic outline I think it varies from person to person based on their health, allergies/sensitivities, food budget, goals (lean out, gain weight, lose weight, build muscle, improve specific health markers, etc.), tastes, food politics...
Foods that are important to my diet include
I've started a new habit of having grass fed liver every morning. I hate the taste (there are few who don't!) but man, about an hour after I eat it, I feel sooooooo agazing. There are a lot of nutrients in there including some factors that are not understood, that give you stamina and endurance (some athletes eat liver for this reason). So as someone who is normally tired, this is really appealing to me. I also get dry, cracking hands in the winter, but there are strong amounts of the b-vitamins that fight this, so my hands have been nicer, too. I'm an all-around liver fan, except for the taste! There is so much more to say about this, but I have to get ready for work...! ;)
Oh, I also drink spirulina with water because of the amazing health benefits. I'm mostly after the DNA/RNA support since I'm always in front of electronics and what-not.
1) ideally pastured fats: lard, tallow, butter, ghee, and coconut oil (depending on allergies)
2) ideally pastured animal foods: red meat (beef, bison, lamb, goat), wild seafood (esp salmon, sardines), whole eggs (unless allergies), organ meats, bone broths, stocks, gelatin, collagen, etc.
3) ideally local, organic from green leafy veggies (kale,collards, spinach, lettuce - NOT romaine), berries, and tubers (if no starch issues) like potatoes (unless nightshades issues), plantains, sweet potatoes/yams, yucca, banana etc.
4) ideally grass-fed and/or raw: lacto fermented foods: yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, etc.
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