It’s Foodie Friday!
Since food makes up 80% of our physique, I thought that I should dedicate a whole day to the topic. Therefore, I will post food related concepts on Fridays from now on.
I have long been a huge fan of the great Natalie Butler of psychetruth (a channel on YouTube) fame. One only needs to read a few comments under each of her videos to know that most of the male population does as well. She radiates youth and health and darn it, she knows a hell of a lot about food. That is, she knows about foods/drinks that will make you look like her which may help us all radiate our own versions of youth and health.
I particularly love this video she made. Granted, her videos are a bit on the older side, but I think most of them are still incredibly relevant today. I mean, 2007 wasn’t that long ago. Here she is explaining to us what her idea of the top 10 healthiest foods are in her opinion:
So, to sum it up her list is:
10. Eggs (the whole egg; not just the whites, body-builders)
9. Fermented Beverages
8. Goat’s Milk/Yogurt
7. Smart Water
6. Almonds & Walnuts
5. Extra Virgin Coconut & Olive Oils
4. Alaskan or Wild Caught Salmon
3. Dark Leafy Greens
1. Sprouted Grain Bread
How do I like this list? Hmmmmm…..let’s see; I think overall the foods/drinks recommended are on the whole good for you and one would benefit to include them in a healthy diet. However, I do have a slight problem with #9 Fermented Beverages. I would have to alter that to Fermented Foods. You see, the process of fermentation requires sugar and often times in fermented commercial products there is a lot of extra sugar added to mask the sour taste. Essentially it boils down to drinking mostly sugar water which cancels out the good benefits of the pro-biotics created in the fermentation process. So, I would prefer to eat sauerkraut or yogurt or even perhaps make my own home-made fermented pro-biotic supplement out of coconut water that has far less sugar than the store-brand varieties. You can even make your own yogurt if you are so inclined. Also, I have a slight beef with two other items, but this is a purely personal choice. I simply despise the flavor/taste of goat’s milk-anything and quinoa. I have tried people, I have tried. It is not meant to be. But this does not mean that they are not power-house foods and should not be eaten.
So what about you? Is this the ultimate list? Do you live by a different one? Share your thoughts so we all can benefit.