I want to recommend this video by Dr Wahls, who talks about the building blocks of living chemistry. Power Foods
To support energy production at the cellular level, Dr Wahls recommends eating nine cups of vegetables and fruits every day: Three cups of leafy greens, three cups of vegetables from the sulfur family (cabbage, broccoli, onions, asparagus, cauliflower), and three cups of “colours” (blue/black; yellow/orange; red).
I will build my meals around these recommendations. In the past, I have focused more on macronutrients, rather than looking at the micronutrient content. It’s easy to overlook greens when you’re counting grams of carbs, fat and protein.
Dr Wahls also recommends increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in our diets b eating wild fish, meat from grass-fed animals, and flax and fish oils; and shoring up our B vitamins by eating organ meats at least once a week.
I will be making more bone broth this week. I bought some pheasant carcasses. The turkey stock I made last week has been a delicious addition to my soups.
Here’s to a healthy New Year!