Do you want to get the most out of your food? There are so many different approaches to eating healthily, how do you know what’s best? Sally Fallon Morell explains, in clear, simple terms, how to maximize each bite. In today’s episode, she emphasizes the most important (yet often overlooked) Wise Traditions dietary principle: nutrient density. Traditional diets were very nutrient-dense: high in vitamins and minerals and replete with the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K. Processed, packaged foods tout “added vitamins and minerals” but real foods are naturally power-packed with what we need for building strong, healthy bodies!
She goes into detail about why A, D, and K are so important and how they work together and should be in balance in our food (and in our bodies). She lists foods where these critical vitamins can be found. She tells stories of those whose lives have been changed through better nutrition. And she gives practical suggestions for what to include in your diet (or your children’s diets) to eliminate fatigue and improve mood and optimism.
There are so many approaches to eating “healthy,” how can we figure out what is really best? Which foods will help our bodies function optimally? Principle #3 of the Wise Traditions diet is the key. It is focused on nutrient density. This is the most important principle of the Wise Traditions diet. Traditional diets were very nutrient-dense: high in vitamins and minerals and replete with fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K. Traditional diets maximize nutrients while modern diets minimize them.
It’s high time to maximize our diets once again. Sally Fallon Morell, the Founder and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains how to do so.
In today’s episode, you’ll discover:
- how a “healthy” diet can still be deficient in vitamins and minerals
- what foods offer fat-soluble vitamins (such as cheese, egg yolks, organ meats, fish)
- symptoms of being deficient in these vitamins (such as depression and anxiety)
- dangers of a diet high in lean proteins (with too little fat)
- which fats are implicated in heart disease
- how vitamins A, D, and K, a triumvirate, work together for optimal impact
- why the USDA calls vegetables “nutrient dense”
- how Dr. Price studied the vitamin and mineral content of traditional diets
- how Dr. Price used a nourishing diet to improve orphans’ health and behavior
- one diet tweak to improve health, mood, and outlook (before turning to meds)
- how getting your fats right can make a difference in your health, even if you do nothing else
Sarah Pope – author of Get Your Fats Straight and blogger at thehealthyhomeeconomist.com
Nourishing Traditions cookbook, Nourishing Traditions for Children, Nourishing Broth – all available at newtrendspublishing.com or via Amazon