1. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables:
Kale, mustard greens, collard greens, Swiss chard, bok choy, broccoli, arugula, spinach (Note: organic whenever possible).
Benefits: Packed with immune boosting antioxidants and phytonutrients
2. Organic Plant Based Protein:
Chia seeds, nut butters (almond and sunflower seed butter), quinoa, green peas, Swiss chard, asparagus, mung bean sprouts, assorted legumes, beans, lentils, almonds and pumpkin seeds (sprouted whenever possible), seaweed and sea kelp, micro-algae, hemp products, and natural (low processed) organic, Non-GMO soy products.
Benefits: Maintains energy, repair tissues, build muscle and stabilizes blood sugar
3. Extra-Virgin Cold-Pressed, Organic Oils
: Coconut oil, virgin and extra-virgin olive oil, safflower oil, almond oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oils.
Benefits: High in poly and monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and clean saturated fats
Flax, sesame, sunflower, chia, pumpkin, basil, hemp, pomegranate, and grape seeds
Benefits: Unheated, live, and sugar-free, seeds are a great source of vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and digestive enzymes
5. Lemons and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV):
there you have it!
Benefits: PH balancing, alkalizing, detoxifying, and improves digestive health
6. Fresh Roots, Herbs and Spices:
Turmeric, garlic, cayenne pepper, parsley, coriander, basil, rosemary, dill, cinnamon, oregano, ginger, fenugreek, clove, and black pepper.
Benefits: Have a large range of healing, antimicrobial and amazing digestive powers (among many other medicinal properties)
7. Pre- and Probiotics:
No sugar, natural (live cultured) Greek yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and other pickled vegetables (kimchi), miso, micro-algae (spirulina and chlorella), tempeh, kombucha tea or a supplement (liquid or capsule).
Benefits: Digestive wellness and healthy GI tract
8. Rainbow Spectrum of Fruits and Vegetables:
Berries, red bell peppers, raspberries, watermelon, sweet potatoes, carrots, oranges, bananas, yellow and summer squash, dark leafy greens, apples, eggplant, rainbow Swiss chard, and purple potatoes.
Benefits: High in most of the A, B, C through Z vitamins, consuming an assorted and rainbow spectrum of fruits and vegetables will build brain, blood, bone, immunity, heart, intestine and colon health
9. Energy Drinks:
Organic (freshly ground) coffee, organic matcha green tea, Yerba mate tea
Benefits: High in antioxidants, enhances mental focus, physical endurance and aids in digestion
10. Sweet ‘Somethings’:
Raw organic honey, organic agave extract, raw cacao nibs covered in organic dark chocolate (70%) cocoa.
Benefits: Used minimally, these natural sources of sweeteners are low on the glycemic index, anti-inflammatory, and boosts the immune system
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