Consume Nutrient Dense Foods
Protein is critical to good health. The body cannot store protein, so it should be eaten at least 3 times a day. Healthful examples are: beef (grass fed), poultry, pork, lamb, venison, fish, nuts, seeds, and some vegetables.
Fruit and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They have been shown to protect against heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. Fruits and vegetables are filling without a lot of calories, and they taste good. 5 servings per day are suggested.
Fats, despite the bad press, are very important to the body. Good fats include: saturated fats such as coconut oil, palm oil, organic butter, fat from grass fed beef, and organic bacon. Healthful oils include: extra virgin olive oil as well as walnut, avocado, grape seed, flax, and fish oils.
Salt is critical to our diet. Historically, salt and gold had the same value; soldiers were paid in salt. Salt with color such as Himalayan or Hawaiian is loaded with important minerals. Refined salt, typically the salt that pours, lacks minerals due to processing.
Good, clean water is essential to good health. Ideally, spring water from the source is the best. Suggested water intake is 1/2 one's body weight in ounces each day. Example: if one weighs 120 pounds, 60 ounces of water are needed each day. If a diuretic is consumed, such as coffee, tea, soda, alcohol, or fruit juice, 1 1/2 times the amount of diuretic consumed, should be added to the daily water intake. Example: If one drinks an 8oz glass of juice, an additional 12oz of water is needed to maintain hydration.