~ Food Has Power ~
In the book, Primal Feast, the author was writing about some centenarians in Japan. She asked, 'What was their secret to their long lives?' Their reply was something like, "Everyone knows you should eat 31 different foods everyday."
So, I'm going to shoot for this. 31 different kinds of foods per day... but what counts? What doesn't? Anyone want to do this with me?
I believe that herbs and spices count (because so many of them have such wonderful properties). For me, healthy fats and beverages count. And perhaps liver counts twice - for the extra incentive. ;-)
Drinks that are good for you count.... wine?...water?...coffee?
Salad dressing has olive oil, balsamic, maple syrup, mustard and garlic in it... Do each of those count? Do wine and balsamic vinegar count separately since they're both fermented from grapes?
Do not count any foods twice. But, I would count milk and milk kefir as two foods. Would butter count as a third? Does coconut oil count separately from coconut water or coconut flour??
Food with multiple ingredients count for each ingredient, unless the ingredients repeat...
I think supplements should count if they're whole foods: CLO for instance.
How do you count broth with all of the ingredients in it?? Soups, stews, dips, spreads, breads, mixed nuts, salsa, fruit salad, SMOOTHIES add a lot of variety fairly easily.
Sugar does NOT count! Chemical ingredients such as HFCS, xanthan gum, soy protein isolate, etc. do not count. Not sure "potato chips" would count either.
Things like oils, fats and condiments count...
Bonus points *** for local and in season. :-)
So maybe our goal could be 31 different foods with as many *** as possible.
For anyone who is finding 31 foods to be an easy target, you can try counting only those foods that are different from the previous day.
How did you do today? I counted only 18 different foods for me~!
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