Foundation Diet and Health

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The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

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Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw, untreated: wild garlic (Allium ursinum)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Lisa Carter, Wikipedia

Wild garlic
Wild garlic is a vegetable, spice, and medicinal plant used to enhance many dishes. You have to be careful not to confuse it with other poisonous plants. Water 92.6%  81/14/05  LA : ALA

Cloves, whole (Syzygium aromaticum) as you can buy in the trade. Here on wooden spoon.
© Bought from K, Adobe

Clove, entire
Entire Cloves have an intense taste thanks to their essential oils, especially eugenol. Grind cloves in a mortar to use in sauces, soups, pastries, and currys. Water 9.9%  78/07/15  LA (2.6g) 4:1 (0.6g) ALA

Homemade vegan butter (margarine) from rapeseed oil without trans fatty acids.
© Bought from Heike Rau, fotolia

Vegan margarine
Although vegan margarine has been modified to improve its nutritional profile, it remains a controversial industry product. Water 15.7%  01/01/98  LA (19.4g) 13:1 (1.5g) ALA

Orange, raw, with peel (Citrus sinensis): oranges cut in half, and in the backgroud orange juice. The oranges pictured here are “half-blood” oranges.
© Bought from yesyesterday, fotolia

Orange, raw, with peel
The fruity flavor and high vitamin C content of oranges make them perfect for both raw and cooked food dishes — and orange peel also adds extra flavor. Water 82.3%  91/08/02  LA : ALA

Arugula, raw (Eruca sativa): arugula growing wild on a meadow
© Public Domain, Leo Michels, Wikimedia

Arugula
Arugula is used raw, primarily as a salad or, for example, as an ingredient in pesto. The bitter, almost sharp taste is reminiscent of cress and walnuts. Water 91.7%  53/37/10  LA (0.1g) 1:1 (0.2g) ALA

Swiss chard on a dish towel. People who tend to get kidney stones (calcium oxalate stones) should avoid eating Swiss chard as it has a high oxalic acid content.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Swiss chard
When it comes to Swiss chard, both the stalks and leaves are edible. The taste is reminiscent of spinach, but is comparatively more intense and savory. Water 92.7%  65/31/03  LA : ALA

Powdered sugar piled on a ladle, powdered sugar scattered around it.
© Bought from neillangan, fotolia

Powdered sugar
Powdered sugar is refined white sugar that has been finely ground. It is perfect for adding a finishing touch to desserts and is a main ingredient in frosting. Water 0.2%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

Shelled peanuts without skin in a bowl beside peanuts with shell and peanuts with brownish red skin.
© Bought from catto32, Adobe

Peanuts (raw? organic?)
Originating in the Andes, peanuts are not true nuts according to the botanical definition. It’s best to eat peanuts in moderation! (raw? organic?). Water 6.5%  18/28/54  LA (15.6g) !:0 (0g) ALA

White beans, mature, soaked and cooked, without salt
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rasbak, Wikipedia

White beans, cooked (without salt)
The protein content and easy storage make beans a favorite staple foods. Cooking white beans at temperatures >70°C destroys the toxic substance phasin. Water 69.0%  71/28/02  LA : ALA

Spelled flour (Type 630) - Triticum aestivum L. subsp. spelta - stoneware pot full for baking.
© Bought from TwilightArtPictures, fotolia

Spelt flour (type 630)
Spelt flour (type 630) is used for baking rolls and pastries. Compared to bread flour (type 812 and 1050), it has similar properties that make it a good choice. Water 13.1%  84/14/02  LA : ALA

Mellow chickpeas in wooden bowl on kitchen board - Cicer arietinum.
© Bought from pilipphoto, fotolia

Chickpeas, cooked
Chickpeas are generally eaten cooked. They have a mild, slightly nutty flavor and are used in many popular recipes such as curries, soups, stews, and hummus. Water 60.4%  72/24/04  LA : ALA

Bowl of safflower oil on the left and the fresh flowers on the right. The oil is extracted from the seeds.
© Bought from Reika, fotolia

Safflower oil
Safflower oil is available with either low or high levels of oleic acid. It can be used for steaming foods briefly or for salads and is also used in medicine. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (12.7g) !:0 (0.1g) ALA

Raw blueberries - Vaccinium spp. - still on the bush.
© CC-by-sa 4.0, Corwinhee, Wikimedia

Blueberries (organic?)
Blueberries (organic?) have a high antioxidant potential, and it seems that they also have properties that can reduce the risk of cancer and strokes. Water 84.2%  93/05/02  LA : ALA

Cabbage (white cabbage), raw - Brassica oleracea, whole and cut open on a white surface.
© Bought from Markus Mainka, fotolia

Cabbage
White cabbage is used as both a food, as well as in medicine (e.g., for stomach or digestive problems). It consists of more than 90 % water. Water 92.2%  81/18/01  LA : ALA

Strawberries, fresh (Fragaria X ananassa): freshly picked from a bush and ready to eat.
© Bought from hakase420, fotolia

Strawberries, fresh (organic?)
Humans have eaten wild strawberries since ages but garden strawberries derive from the 18th century. Fresh and organic they are a delicious healthy treat. Water 91.0%  89/08/03  LA : ALA

Black olives, pitted on wooden spoons, next to a glass bottle with olive oil.
© Bought from igradesign, fotolia

Black olive
Black olives are picked when they are ripe. Olives are often no longer raw when you buy them, even though you can cure them yourself. See text. Water 51.8%  19/05/77  LA (3.1g) 11:1 (0.3g) ALA

The photo shows homemade soy cream that is made with soy milk and canola oil.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Nora Maria Nagel, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Soy cream
Soy cream is a good alternative to traditional cooking cream that you can use if you want or have to do without animal products. Water 60.9%  11/06/83  LA (6.1g) 2:1 (2.9g) ALA

Apricot dried, raw, no sulfur - Prunus armeniaca: brown, not red-orange are apricots if they are dried without sulfur.
© Bought from kodbanker, fotolia

Apricot dried, raw, no sulfur
Dried apricots are nutritious and you can buy kinds that haven’t been treated with sulfur dioxide. Although more brown in color, they are free of preservatives. Water 30.9%  94/05/01  LA : ALA

Woman drinking oat milk out of a glass.
© Bought from Dan Race, fotolia

Oat milk
Oat milk (EU: oat drink) is made from oats and water. Oat milk works well as a milk substitute and is easy to prepare at home. Water 91.5%  76/07/17  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, white pepper (Piper nigrum)
© Public Domain, Miansari66, Wikipedia

White pepper
White pepper: read about the differences between green, white, black and red pepper in the link. Pepper owes its spicy heat primarily to the alkaloid piperine. Water 11.4%  85/13/03  LA : ALA

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