Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What are quality sources?

I teach and do my best to live by a 'quality first' approach to life. This is a food list I provide my clients at The Movement Dallas and I thought it might benefit some of you. It's by no means exclusive and/or extensive. There are others that can be added, but these are the best that I have found for me. It's not meant to serve as a dogmatic list to always follow, but if you're looks for the highest quality it's a great resource to have handy. Remember, better in any direction and not perfection.

High quality Food sources

Fats and oils:
Organic Virgin coconut oil  (http://www.tropicaltraditions.com)
Organic Olive oil
Organic Butter
Organic Raw Almond butter or any other Raw organic nut butter
Organic Flax oil or ground flaxseed
Organic Coconut Cream
Organic Palm Oil
Lard – from pastured pork
Organic Avocado

Organic pastured eggs – (if not pastured, organically fed)
Organic raw cheeses
Organic whole milk, raw if possible (if you need for cooking, Organic Valley is preferred over Horizon)
Organic whole plain yogurts (add your own sweetners and fruit)

Non-Dairy Milk substitutes:
Homemade almond milk
Organic coconut milk
Organic coconut Cream

Meats, Poultry, Turkey, Pork, and Fish:
When looking for animal protein sources always choose:
1) Certified Organic, free-range or grass fed
2) Organic
3) Locally farmed free range.
4) Conventional hormone free
5) Conventional (choose lowest fat source – if you are uncertain of a meats status always choose the lowest fat source as fat stores toxins). 
All seafood should be wild caught.  Stay away from farm raised fish of any kind. Eating fresh cilantro with your fish will naturally chelate (to remove from the bloodstream) the mercury.


Grains and legumes:
All grains should be sprouted. For hot cereals, beans, and rices let soak in filtered water the night before. The next morning drain the soaking water and add fresh water place on the stove and cook. The sprouting process breaks down amino acid protein bonds to promote digestibility of the entire grain.  You can find bread, English muffins, tortilla and cereals that are already sprouted. Such as:

Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted whole grain bread
Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted cinnamon raisin bread
Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted tortilla
Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted English muffin
Ezekiel 4:9 Organic sprouted burger bun and hot dog bun
Genesis 1:29 Sprouted grain and seed bread
Organic brown rice tortilla
Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted cereal in original, vanilla, and cinnamon raisin.

Bobs Red mill Gluten free rolled Oats
Organic rolled Oats
Cream of Buckwheat
Organic Buckwheat grouts
Brown rice cereal
Organic corn grits-polenta

Organic long grain and short grain Brown Rice
Organic Brown Basmati Rice
Organic Wild rice
Organic Jasmine Brown rice

All fruits and vegetables are best local/organic. Organic foods are produced according to certain production standards, meaning they are grown without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, or sewage sludge, and that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food additives.  Choose organic or local, fresh or frozen.

Nuts and seeds:
Nuts and Seeds should always be fresh, raw, and organic only.  Stay away from roasted, salted canned nuts.  The same rule applies to all nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew, walnut to name a few).  Make sure they are fresh, raw and organic only.

Seasonings, sauces and condiments:
Fresh herbs, spices and Celtic sea salt are the best choices.  Be aware of MSG and added natural flavors and spices that add “flavor” to most sauces and condiments.  Annie’s makes great mustard, and Muir Glen makes great ketchup. Your best bet is a homemade dressing (3 parts olive to 1 part any vinegar and you can add fresh herbs lemon, garlic, pepper, sea salt). try mountain rose herbs for amazing spices

Sweeteners from a natural source.  Carob, local honey raw and uncooked, Organic Grade B maple syrup, un-sulfured molasses, rapadura (unrefined sugar), and stevia.  Artificial sweetners can damage the nervous system and should be avoided.

Baking ingredients:
Pamelas Baking and Pancake mix
Mary Janes Farm Organic Gluten free budget mix (www.maryjanesfarm.org)
Arrowhead mill:  Organic yellow corn mill, Brown rice flour, buckwheat flour and more.
Aluminum free baking soda
Aluminum free baking powder
Organic Cocoa

Food bars:
It is best to choose live foods over food bars but, if you are going to do it make sure they are organic RAW food bars.  There are different brands that can be found at whole foods.  Raw Organic food bar is a brand that has a variety of flavors also, Pure, and Nutiva flax bars are some great brands. I also occasionally go for Lara or Nectar raw bars.

Choose water!  Well, spring or purified by reverse osmosis (or local mineral water like Crazy Water)….no tap!  Tea is fine, just make sure it is from an organic tealeaf and you brew it yourself. Most bottled teas have added sugars and hidden flavors in them.  Coffee is best organic and if possible fair trade. Decaffeinated coffee needs to be swiss water decaf (no chemicals are used to remove the caffeine). Remember to use Stevia or honey to sweeten your tea.  Raw milk or cream can be a great addition to coffee or tea as well as coconut milk or cream


Here at The Movement we have been blessed and gifted with literally the highest quality nutritional supplements we could find. All NutriHarmony products are real foods, which simply means there are no synthetic byproducts, fillers or hidden ingredients. (www.nutriharmony.com)

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