optimal food Choices

Everyone has a basic understanding of what you should and should not eat but what are the optimal choices?


Learn the best food choices for each food group to optimize your health, performance and longevity

 

If you have any trouble with deciding how you should eat, I recommend always going back to this simple quote that takes an issue that many people over complicate and clearly defines how to eat, from Michael Pollan, a renowned author and food advocate.

Eat Food (real food), Not Too Much, Mostly Plants
— Michael Pollan, How To Eat

Protein


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  • free range eggs

  • wild caught fish

    • salmon

    • trout

    • flounder

  • wild game

  • grass fed organic meats

    • beef

    • bison

    • lamb

  • other fresh sea food

    • scallops

    • prawns

    • shellfish

    • shrimp

  • organic milk based protein supplements

    • whey

    • casein

  • pasture raised organic poultry

    • chicken

    • turkey

    • cornish hen

    • duck

  • pasture raised organic pork

  • organic plant based protein supplements

    • rice

    • pea

    • hemp

  • organic milk and cheese products

    • full fat yogurt

    • grass fed cheeses

    • full fat cottage cheese

  • soaked and sprouted beans and legumes

  • raw seeds and nuts

  • organic nut butters

  • fermented soy products

    • natto

    • miso

    • tempeh

    • tamari

 

Healthy Fats


  • coconut oil

  • organic grass-fed butter

  • small oily fish

    • sardines

    • anchovies

  • olive oil

  • organic full fat yogurt

  • wild caught fish

    • salmon

    • trout

    • flounder

  • organic nut and seed oils

    • macadamia

    • sesame

    • walnut

    • flax

  • ghee

  • fish oil

  • avocados

  • organic grass-fed meats

    • beef

    • bison

    • lamb

  • cod liver oil

  • olives

  • krill oil

  • raw nuts

    • almonds

    • brazil

    • cashews

    • hazelnuts

    • macadamia

    • pecans

    • pine

    • pistachios

    • walnuts

  • raw seeds

    • flax

    • pumpkin

    • sesame

    • sunflower

  • dark chocolate

  • organic nut butter

  • palm oil (unprocessed)

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Vegetables


  • alfalfa sprouts

  • broccoli sprouts

  • brussels sprouts

  • cabbage

  • swiss chard

  • spinach

  • avocados

  • sauerkraut

  • kale

  • endive

  • leeks

  • turnips

  • olives

  • pickles

  • mustard greens

  • collard greens

  • asparagus

  • bok choy

  • bamboo shoots

  • nori

  • broccoli

  • cauliflower

  • onions

  • okra

  • kohlrabi

  • green beans

  • organic greens powder / capsules

  • cassava

  • sweet potato

  • corn

  • cucumber

  • lettuce

  • tomatos

  • peas

  • squash

  • carrots

  • zucchini

  • fennel

  • potatoes

  • celery

 

Fruits

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  • apples

  • blueberries

  • blackberries

  • rasberries

  • loganberries

  • strawberries

  • grapefruit

  • oranges

  • lemons

  • limes

  • grapefruit

  • peaches

  • nectarines

  • apricots

  • pears

  • plums

  • pomegranate

  • persimmons

  • cherries

  • cranberries

  • figs

  • kiwi

  • bananas

  • cantaloupe

  • watermelon

  • mango

  • papaya

  • pineapple

 

CarBohydrates(non veggie)

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  • Rice

    • basmati

    • jasmine

  • sprouted beans and legumes

  • organic oats

  • sprouted quinoa, amaranth, millet

  • raw seeds and nuts

  • sprouted wheat products

 

Spices and Flavorings


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  • cinnamon

  • sea salt

  • fresh herbs

  • allspice

  • turmeric

  • cumin

  • ginger

  • clove

  • stevia

  • fennel

  • garlic

  • onion

  • raw honey

  • fermented soy sauce

  • organic maple syrup

  • apple cider vinegar

  • cayenne pepper

  • black pepper

  • red pepper

  • coconut sugar

  • xylitol

  • malitol

 

 

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