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Nutrition Philosophy

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Nutrition Philosophy (that we all make way too complicated because we have been trained to like foods in commercials) is really simple;  eat mainly unprocessed foods. You know the kind that grows out of the ground. Stay away from sugar, in my opinion it is poison, it causes way more problems than momentary enjoyment will give you.

There is a therapeutic benefit from cooking and eating your food mindfully.  We all really know what to eat, we have just been sold a bunch of snake oil from corporate marketers that want our hard earned cash, Not to mention grocery stores filled with fat, sugary, processed foods killing people form over weight to Diabetes every day.  Being from a family of Cattle Ranchers believe me I know that eating meat is the American way so just try to eat less of it . You just don’t need meat at every meal. Some people never eat it!

Most of all learn to listen to your body. Try new things and see what works for you.

Here is a good list of foods to start with.

A List of a Few Vegetables

  • artichoke
  • aubergine (eggplant)
  • asparagus
  • legumes
    • alfalfa sprouts
    • azuki beans (or adzuki)
    • bean sprouts
    • black beans
    • black-eyed peas
    • borlotti bean
    • broad beans
    • chickpeas, garbanzos, or ceci beans
    • green beans
    • kidney beans
    • lentils
    • lima beans or Butter bean
    • mung beans
    • navy beans
    • pinto beans
    • runner beans
    • split peas
    • soy beans
    • peas
    • mangetout or snap peas
  • broccoflower (a hybrid)
  • broccoli (calabrese)
  • brussels sprouts
  • cabbage
    • kohlrabi
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • endive
  • fiddleheads
  • frisee
  • fennel
  • greens
    • beet greens (chard)
    • bok choy
    • chard (beet greens)
    • collard greens
    • kale
    • mustard greens
    • spinach
    • quinoa
  • herbs and spices
    • anise
    • basil
    • caraway
    • cilantro (also known as coriander)
    • chamomile
    • dill
    • fennel
    • lavender
    • lemon Grass
    • Turmeric
    • marjoram
    • oregano
    • parsley
    • rosemary
    • sage
    • thyme
  • lettuce
    • arugula
    • Red Leaf
    • Ice burg
    • Romaine
  • mushrooms (actually a fungus, not a plant)
    • white button mushrooms
    • crimini
    • portobello
    • Shiitake
    • Maitake
    • oyster
    • Enoki
    • Beech
    • king trumpet
    • black trumpet
    • chanterelle
    • hedgehog
    • morel
  • nettles
  • spinach
  • okra
  • onions
    • Chives
    • Garlic
    • Leek
    • onion
    • shallot
    • scallion (spring onion UK, green onion US)
  • parsley
  • peppers (biologically fruits, but taxed as vegetables)
    • bell pepper
    • chili pepper
      • Jalapeño
      • Habanero
      • Paprika
      • Tabasco pepper
      • Cayenne pepper
  • radicchio
  • rhubarb
  • root vegetables
    • beetroot (UK) Beet (US)
    • carrot
    • celeriac
    • daikon
    • ginger
    • parsnip
    • rutabaga
    • turnip
    • radish
      • wasabi
      • horseradish
      • white radish
  • corn
    • sweetcorn
    • yellow Corn
    • white Corn
  • squashes (biologically fruits, but taxed as vegetables)
    • acorn squash
    • bitter melon
    • butternut squash
    • banana squash
    • courgette (UK), Zucchini (US)
    • cucumber (biologically fruits, but taxed as vegetables)
    • delicata
    • gem squash
    • hubbard squash
    • marrow (UK) Squash (US)
    • pumpkin
    • spaghetti squash
  • tat soi
  • tomato (biologically a fruit, but taxed as a vegetable)many varieties
  • tubers
    • jicama
    • jerusalem artichoke
    • quandong
    • sunchokes
    • sweet potato
    • yam
    • potato (many varieties)
  • water chestnut
  • watercress

 

With all of these great foods making up the bulk of your diet if you need or want some meat, you can probably afford to by the organic stuff without all of the hormones that are making unhealthy in greater numbers as well.

 

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