Most of us are trying to stay, or get, healthy on a budget. This morning Dr. Mercola came up with a list of seven Super Foods we can all afford.
Before, I write the list, I want to plug “Local” “Regenerative” “Nutrient-rich” Farmers. The Boise Farmers Market, located at 10th and Grove-just off the connector, starts their 3rd summer season on Saturday April 4th. Those farmers described at the beginning of this paragraph will be there.
So, to get started “Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s off to the kitchen I go…”
1) “SOUPY” At the top of the list is Bone stock. Sally Fallon, in her new book Nourishing Broth, quotes Dr. Frances Pottenger, “The most important piece of equipment in any kitchen is the stock pot.” I
It is used to create the foundational ingerdient in soups, stews, sauces and gravies. When these foods are created with a nourishing home-made broth, they can be used to prevent and/or cure colds, flu, digestive disorders, skin diseases, and joint problems.
2) Sprouty–Sprouted Seeds I am going to go a different direction than Dr. Mercola took in his article. I suggest you get a copy of Enzyme Nutrition by Dr. Edward Howell. A truly incredible short read.
3) Fermy–Fermented Vegetables Anyone can easily do this at home with the surplus from you garden. We can all garden, even if just an herb grown in a window sill.
4) Avadopey–Avacados can be used as fat substitute in recipes calling for butter or other oils.
5) Kaley–Kale tops the ANDI (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) with the most nutrition of calorie of food consumed of any food on the list.
6) KooKoo-for Coconut–The most anti-viral, anti-bacterial natural product on the planet…and a whole lot more.
7) Herby–Turmeric is just one example of a spice with potent and scientifically proven medicinal benefits—against cancer no less.