5 Things I Would Never Eat!
Now that you've gotten the details on what to avoid, don't get discouraged!
Here are the top 5 things I suggest you try to fit into your routine on a regular basis.
Fruit, especially berries. High in antioxidants which slow aging and fight cancer. Includes a few servings of fruit daily.
Leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, Brussel sprouts) - also high in antioxidants and other healing properties. Eat these daily.
Sauerkraut - high in fiber and most importantly probiotics (2-3 tablespoons a day) that help balance your gut microbiome.
Beans, nuts and seeds - this is where you will get the bulk of your protein. These are also high in fiber and filling. Be sure to included these daily.
Algae/seaweeds - contain important micro-nutrients and trace minerals. These include spirulina, chlorella, kelp, nori, dulse, wakame, sea moss, etc. But, don't over do it with seaweeds; especially if you have existing thyroid conditions due to high iodine levels. For those with thyroid issues about 3mg a few times per week is considered safe. For others, a bit more a few times per week (2-3 times), 20-50mg appears to be a safe consumption level. A little goes a long way. If you have low iodine level, seaweeds are great source of iodine. Another way to enjoy seaweeds without overconsumption is to pair it with cruciferous vegetables; this blocks much of the uptake of the iodine. Studies indicate that this is how seaweed is largely consumed in Japan while enjoying all of the health benefits without the issue of excessive iodine uptake. (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3204293/)
Notes on the video: aspartame is an artificial sweetener - some great substitutes are fruits, dates, stevia, monk fruit, date sugar (for baking), pure maple syrup, coconut sugar (for baking).