- Dr. Sara Vivona
WHAT IS REAL FOOD
Real food remains unchanged. Here is a simple list that explains what real food is in today’s world.
WHAT DOES REAL FOOD LOOK LIKE?
Grass Fed, Pastured Meats: The animals have been raised and fed as they were meant to be, living outdoors. Chicken, beef, lamb, pork, and wild game.
Eggs: From chickens that have been pastured, roaming free with lots of sunlight.
Grains and Legumes: Nuts, and seeds, whole grains, and beans, soaked before eating. If you need to avoid grains, grain-free flour substitutes such as: almond, garbanzo bean and coconut flour can be used.
Dairy: Raw and full fat milk from grass fed cows (or goats or sheep). Stay away from low-fat and fat-free foods. The amount of processing and additives found in those foods are damaging to your health. This would include: milk, cheese, sour cream, yogurt, kefir, cream cheese, cottage cheese. Almond milk and coconut milk are great non-dairy options.
Fats: Butter from grass fed cows, unrefined coconut oil, ghee, extra virgin olive oil, tallow, and lard.
Fruits and Veggies: In season, locally grown and preferably organic.
Salt: Real, unrefined salt that is full of nourishing minerals. Himalayan pink salt is a good option.
Seafood: Fish raised in the wild versus a fish farm.
Sweeteners: As close to the natural state as possible, such as raw stevia, raw honey, pure maple syrup, and coconut sugar.
If your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize it, then don’t eat it! It’s not real food!