Foundation Diet and Health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health


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A jar containing honey and a honey dripper.
© Public Domain, Jonik, Wikimedia

Raw honey is honey that is extracted with a centrifuge and is never heated. Heating honey over 40 °C (104 °F) destroys important nutritional elements. Water 17.1%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

Chicory (endive) - Cichorium intybus - lying on a red plate, also cut open.
© Bought from Victority, fotolia

Chicory has a pleasant bitter flavor and nice smooth taste. It can be eaten raw as a salad, steamed, fried, cooked, or in a casserole. Water 94.5%  80/18/02  LA : ALA

Two pieces of seitan (wheat gluten) in a plastic box
© GFDL 1.2, Rainer Zenz, Wikipedia

Seitan (wheat gluten)
Seitan (vital wheat gluten) is a popular plant-based alternative to meat. Unlike tofu, seitan products have a consistency similar to that of meat. Water 8.2%  15/83/02  LA : ALA

Chickpeas - Cicer arietinum - in wooden jar with open wooden lid.
© Bought from masanyanka, fotolia

Chickpeas, dry
Chickpeas are used as an ingredient in stews, soups and purees. They have a very mild, slightly nutty aroma. You should not eat them raw. Water 7.7%  70/23/07  LA (2.6g) 26:1 (0.1g) ALA

Some apricots lying on wood, cut open in the foreground, some leaves behind.
© Bought from Igor Normann, fotolia

Apricots are sweet and juicy. They can be eaten raw or made into jam or other specialties. The kernels are toxic to us as they contain amygdalin. Water 86.4%  86/11/03  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, sugar, and salt: dried parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
© Public Domain, Miansari66, Wikimedia

Dried parsley
Dried parsley is a slightly peppery and bitter herb that is used as a cooking spice and garnish. Water 5.9%  61/32/07  LA (1.2g) 1:1 (1.9g) ALA

Dried Brazil nuts in a dish. Brazil nuts are the seeds of the fruit of the Brazil nut tree, which is common in the rain forests of South America.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Brazil nut
Brazil nuts come from South America. Dried, they work well in salads or as an ingredient in sweet pastries. They are also the best vegetable source of selenium. Water 3.4%  13/15/72  LA (23.9g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Mushrooms, raw: oyster mushrooms, raw (Pleurotus ostreatus)
© CC-by 2.0, Charl de Mile-Isles, Wikipedia

Oyster mushroom
Oyster mushrooms are one of the most popular varieties of edible mushrooms. The fresh mushroom caps smell a bit sweet and have a soft consistency. Water 89.2%  62/34/04  LA : ALA

Raw white beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in a clay bowl on wooden table.
© Bought from Milan, Adobe

White beans, dry
White beans are rich in nutrients and can be used in a wide variety of dishes, from vegetable sides and purées to soups, salads, and stews. Water 11.3%  71/28/01  LA (0.2g) 1:1 (0.2g) ALA

Green beans on a plate. Green beans are often used as an ingredient in soups, casseroles, and other dishes. The seeds contain a high amount of protein.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Géraldine Korner, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Green beans
Thanks to their high protein content, green beans are an important basic food staple. However, they contain trisaccharides and can cause people to have gas. Water 90.3%  77/20/02  LA : ALA

Jasmine rice from Thailand (Siam), also known as fragrant rice, in wooden bowl, above the ears.
© Bought from somkak, fotolia

Aromatic rice
Fluffy Indian basmati and the slightly sticky jasmine are varieties of aromatic rice. Both varieties are known for their characteristic aroma. Water 11.6%  91/08/01  LA : ALA

Sweet pointed peppers (Capsicum annuum): Sweet pointed pepper of the variety "Tap de Cortí" on a white background. This pepper is cultivated only on Mallorca.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Marcosgarrido88, Wikimedia Commons

Sweet pointed pepper
Sweet pointed peppers are a type of red pepper that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Compared to other peppers, pointed peppers have a thinner skin. Water 87.0%  83/08/08  LA : ALA

Nori sheets, which are often used to make sushi, are produced primarily in Japan and Korea at large-scale cultivation sites.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Nori sheet
Nori sheets used for sushi are lightly toasted and are therefore not raw as are untreated red algae sheets, which can be made from a wide variety of plants. Water 85.0%  46/52/03  LA : ALA

Rice noodles vary from 1 mm thick vermicelli to 10 mm wide flat noodles
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Popo le Chien, Wikipedia

Rice noodles
Rice noodles are noodles made from rice. They are a staple ingredient in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and parts of China. Water 11.9%  92/07/01  LA : ALA

Quinoa in a bowl, cooked and ready to serve. Quinoa is actually not a grain. It is a pseudograin in the goosefoot genus and is therefore gluten-free.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Inke Weissenborn, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Quinoa, cooked
Quinoa can be eaten both raw and cooked. The leaves can be used for salads, and the seeds are a very nice ingredient for muesli mixes. Water 71.6%  77/16/07  LA : ALA

Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum): photo from Greek oregano growing wild.
© CC-by 3.0, Forest & Kim Starr, Wikipedia

Greek oregano
Greek oregano has a very intense flavor that is retained when the spice heated. It is commonly used as a spice for salads, soups, marinades, and dips. Water 82.3%  74/13/12  LA (0.2g) 1:4 (0.8g) ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: red wine vinegar
© CC-by-sa 2.0, michael clarke stuff, Wikimedia

Red wine vinegar
Red wine vinegar is a great way to flavor foods without adding fat or calories. In medicine, it is used to treat digestive disorders and respiratory diseases. Water 94.5%  87/13/00  LA : ALA

Clove, ground - Syzygium aromaticum - on spoon, right next to dried and oil.
© Bought from mirzamlk, fotolia

Ground cloves
Ground Cloves have quite an intense flavor because they contain essential oils (esp. eugenol). Water 9.9%  78/07/15  LA (2.6g) 4:1 (0.6g) ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, dried basil (Ocimum basilicum)
© CC-0 1.0, Henna, Wikipedia

Dried basil
Dried basil is used primarily as a spice in the kitchen. It is also used in traditional medicine, for example, as an essential oil. Water 10.4%  64/31/05  LA (0.2g) 1:1 (0.3g) ALA

Cashew nut, dry, not salted - Anacardium occidentale, unpeeled in shell, peeled next to it.
© Bought from Luis Echeverri Urrea, fotolia

Dry roasted cashews, unsalted
Roasted cashews are mildly sweet and have a nutty flavor. The roasting process deactivates the toxic oil cardol they contain. Water 1.7%  35/16/49  LA (7.7g) 48:1 (0.2g) ALA