What’s the #1 nutrition mistake?
Not eating nutrient-dense foods. Some foods give you an abundance of life-sustaining nutrients – these are known as “nutrient-dense foods”. Other so-called “foods” have no nutritional value or even negative nutritional value – they drain you of nutrients. These are processed “junk foods” manufactured with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and white flour. Soda (pop), margarine, canola oil are toxic and artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet™ (aspartame), Splenda® and Equal® are linked to brain tumors, memory loss, and vision damage.
GM or genetically-modified foods are to be avoided. Soy is especially unhealthy because it is often genetically modified, difficult to digest and affects the thyroid and hormones. Exceptions are fermented soy products such as soy sauce, natto, tempeh, and miso.
Nutrient-dense foods include healthy fats and oils (olive oil, coconut oil, butter, tallow, duck fat, lard), grass-fed beef and non-pasteurized raw milk and raw milk products. Bone and chicken broths are excellent sources of minerals and trace elements. Also, make sure your food is certified organic. Organic foods have far less toxic pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides than conventional foods.