Cleaning Up Your Kitchen
- Grass-fed beef and the diary they produce
- Wild caught fish
- Eggs from organic, pastured chickens
- Dairy products in which the animals have not been treated with or fed growth hormones, antibiotics, other medications
- Poultry from free range, organic animals
- Whole grains only without added chemicals and sugars
- Avoid gluten containing grains, such as wheat, barley and rye
Vegetables and Fruits:
- Unwaxed, untreated organic veggies and fruits.
- Dried fruits with no added preservatives (sulfites, etc)
Nuts and seeds:
- You can buy these in bulk and choose which ones you want.
- Note: Soaked seeds and nuts are easier to digest because germinating deactivates the enzyme inhibitors. You can soak them yourself if you buy raw ones. Then, dehydrate them on a low heat until crunchy again.
- Peanut, almond, sunflower and cashew butter without added sugar and salt
- Spring water. Many bottled waters are simply tap water in a bottle. This means they could have chlorine, fluoride, and all of the other contaminants and chemicals added to whatever tap water source from which they are derived.
- Juice. You can make your own juice by using a juicer, which means that it is more fresh and contains more nutrients. If buying, choose and unfiltered apple juice and other juices in glass bottles rather than boxes or plastic containers, which leach chemicals into the juice.
- Others. If you really want something carbonated, choose a natural one with natural colors, flavors and sweeteners. Or better yet, use plain, organic fruit juice and add some sparkling spring water.
Oils and Fats:
- Not all oils are equal, and some can create harmful, toxic elements when heated. The safest and best oils for using with heat are coconut oil and safflower or sunflower oil. Another good fat for cooking over heat is ghee (look for sources from grass-fed organic animals). Coconut oil is anti-fungal, full of beneficial fats, tastes great and can be used for heat cooking as well as eaten raw. Cold pressed olive oil contains beneficial fats and should be used raw (not heated) only.
- Be sure to add avocados and coconut oils to your diet for the beneficial fats they contain. If you can tolerate dairy, grass fed butter is great, too.
- Use natural sweeteners like stevia, maple syrup and coconut crystals. Stevia will not affect blood sugar, and therefore is one of the most safe sweeteners to use.
- Some foods have been shown to be so full of health promoting nutrients that they have been labelled as super foods. Some examples of these foods include (but are not limited to):
Where To Shop
- Tropical Traditions – for coconut oil, coconut flour, grass fed meats, and other natural products
- US Wellness Meats – for grass fed, organic meats
- Vital Choice Seafood – wild caught salmon without mercury or contaminants
- Just Tomatoes – freeze dried fruits and veggies
- The Raw Food World Store– for raw, vegan foods, and appliances such as juicers and dehydrators, etc.
- Vegan Essentials – vegan (non-dairy, no eggs or meats) food and products