There is more unhealthy packaged and junk food than ever before in North America and we are seeing the result of that. Disease and illness.

In my last post I listed some unhealthy foods. Foods you should think about giving up and promised to post a list of the nutritious foods to add. Here is the list of healthy, nutritious foods I recommend you add to your family’s diet.

Hemp Seeds – One of the most nutritious foods on the planet. High in protein, Omega 3, Vitamin E (3x the amount as in flax seeds), GLA and essential fatty acids

Chia Seeds – Complete protein, high in antioxidants, potassium, boron, iron, essential fatty acids, riches veggie source of Omega 3, fibre and more. Good for energy and endurance.

Raw Nuts and Seeds – Protein, vitamins, minerals, Omega 3, essential fatty acids, iron and fibre. Sesame seeds are very high in calcium, copper, manganese, tryptophan, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, Vit B1 & fibre. Pumpkin Seeds – Manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, tryptophan, iron, copper, Vit K, zinc, protein. Sunflower Seeds – Vit E, Vit B1, manganese, magnesium, copper, tryptophan, selenium, phosphorus, Vit B5, folate

Buckwheat & Oat Groats – these are high in fibre, protein and minerals. Buckwheat is gluten free (it is a seed). Both of these can be ground into flour, soaked and eat raw, cooked and used in baking and dehydrating recipes.

Quinoa – High in protein, manganese, magnesium, iron, tryptophan, copper, phosphorus. Great hot or cold, cooked or sprouted. Great in salads.

Gluten Free Flours (organic, high nutrient and high fibre). Chickpea, amaranth, brown rice and tapioca (just to name a few).

Madjool Dates – High in calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, magnesium and fibre

Figs – Potassium, calcium (250 mg of calcium per 100g compared to whole milk at 118 mg), magnesium, iron, copper and manganese.

Raisins and dried fruit – Use to sweeten cookies, muffins, cereals, treats instead of sugar

Cacao Powder– High in magnesium and antioxidants. Very low in caffeine (must lower than roasted cocoa and processed chocolate).

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