Food plays a huge roll in the health of your body. The good foods-bad foods list is the first step in in regaining your health.
Foods to enjoy in order to help optimize health.
Eat 4-6 eggs a day, if not allergic. Eggs are loaded with protein and cholesterol.
To cook eggs, without destroying the cholesterol, you may:
~Poach; This is the number one choice because the water never reaches a temperature greater than 212 degrees.
~Scramble with butter over very low heat and only until they are just setting up. If you can hear them cooking it’s too hot.
~Soft boil with the yolk still runny. Some call them “2 minute eggs”.
~Hard boil only if yolk is kept golden with no green at all. Green is an indication of over cooking which destroys the cholesterol.
Salt to taste! Salt is necessary to produce stomach acid. If you don’t have enough salt, your stomach acid will be weak. If your stomach acid is weak, you cannot digest your food completely. If you cannot digest your food completely, you develop nutrient deficiencies. And, when your stomach acid is weak you develop heartburn. Heartburn is caused by not enough stomach acid – not too much!
Full fat yogurt, cheese and etc. No low fat or fat free dairy. Your body needs fat and cholesterol.
Rare or medium-rare is okay. Well done red meat contains heterocyclic amines which are carcinogenic and inflammatory.
Mixed, Salted Nuts – no peanuts
Peanuts, conventional or organic, can harbor aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are known carcinogens and are the waste product put off by fungus/mold. These micro toxins don’t die at high heat. Even an autoclave (used to sterilize instruments in hospitals) cannot kill micro toxins.
Peanuts also contain lectins that are inflammatory, and are resistant to cooking and digestive enzymes. These lectins can cause damage well beyond the gut – commonly in joints, brain, and skin.
Nut Butters – no extra sugar and no peanut butter (see mixed, salted nuts above).
Pure Buckwheat isn’t wheat.
Couscous made from pearl millet only.
Quinoa has the highest protein of any grain.
Coffee, Tea, Green Tea, Red Wine
4-8, 8oz. glasses of filtered water each day. Avoid soft plastic bottles.
20,000 ORAC points of antioxidants daily. More about ORAC points here.
Any carbohydrate (except oatmeal – see below) that is “Gluten Free” is ok.
Foods that should always be avoided in order to help optimize health.
Wheat – contains gluten. More information on why gluten is bad for you can be found here.
Barley – contains gluten. More information on why gluten is bad for you can be found here.
Rye – contains gluten. More information on why gluten is bad for you can be found here.
Oats, oatmeal – even if it says that it is gluten free. The protein in oats is very similar to gluten and causes damage like gluten.
Overheating foods in oil-frying-, produces free radicals and acrylamides, which are carcinogenic and inflammatory.
Cooking oil or salad oil. Yes, this includes olive oil and coconut oil!! Exposure to air = oxidation; oxidation = free radicals; free radicals = inflammation.
Use water, lard (yes, lard!), butter, vegetable broth or a pressure cooker.
Well Done Meat
Rare or medium-rare is ok. Well done red meat contains heterocyclomines, which are carcinogenic and inflammatory.
Deli Meat, any nitrates added to meat – tell your butcher NO NITRATES!
Avoid soda completely, and within one hour before or after, or with a meal, avoid beverages with bubbles: Champagne, beer, Perrier, etc.
Bubbles=CO2; CO2 neutralizes stomach acid.
Skin of baked potato, yam or sweet potato.
If you boil the potato, you can eat the skin.
The heat of the oven causes the chemical conversion from a friendly protein to a nasty heterocyclomine protein in the skin.