- Meat & Fish
Complete sources of protein and good sources of healthy fats. Nutritionally, meats and fish pack a lot of nutrition for their size and provide vital nutrients like iron, fat soluble vitamins, Omega-3s and more. We also use the bones to make bone broth, which is a very nutrient dense healing food. Also, one word: Bacon.
- Green Vegetables
Green vegetables are an excellent source of nutrients and offer a lot of variety. Some of the best well rounded vegetables, and some of our favorites, include: spinach, kale, brussel sprouts, asparagus and broccoli.
I love coconut oil, coconut cream concentrate, dried coconut, fresh coconut, coconut water, etc. There a million ways you can consume coconut. It is an excellent source of healthy fats, including brain and immune boosting medium chain fatty acids and lauric acid.
Berries are nature’s dessert. They are full of antioxidants, nutrients and have the lowest carb count out of all the fruits. We like to eat them plain or couple them with fresh whipped cream. Ask Kim for her recipe.
- Fermented Foods
Fermented foods have the added benefit of naturally occurring beneficial bacteria and enzymes. These beneficial bacteria help bolster the immune system, increase nutrient absorption from food, and improve digestion. Examples: kombucha, kefir, and sauerkraut.
If one of your goals is to lose weight or improve your physique, consider drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake. If weight loss is a major goal, that that morning bowl of oatmeal or potato salad at lunch is out. To keep it simple, just get your carbs from vegetables (minus starchy root vegetables like potatoes) and you will enjoy healthy, low-carb nutrition that nourishes and ultimately helps you #deraildiabetes!