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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Salt or table salt sprinkled with salt shaker on wooden table. Generally we salt too much.

We consume far too much table salt (cooking salt). See text. It takes three months for the taste buds to become more sensitive to salt so that we need less. Water 0.2%  00/00/00  LA : ALA

Tap water (drinking water): little girl playing with drinking water from faucet in kitchen.

Tap water
The quality of tap water (drinking water) varies greatly by location and can contain contaminants. Water sources, water systems, and water treatment … See text. Water 99.9%  00/00/00  LA : ALA

Pepper, black - Piper nigrum: black peppercorns. Bottom: spoon with crushed pepper.

Black pepper
Black pepper: read about the differences between black, green, white, and red pepper in the link. Pepper owes its spicy heat primarily to the alkaloid piperine. Water 12.5%  82/13/04  LA 5:1 ALA

Garlic, raw - Allium sativum: foreground bowl of garlic cloves, background whole onions.

Garlic, raw, organic
The claim that eating garlic reduces cholesterol is controversial. However, it is an accepted fact that garlic lowers the risk of colon cancer. See text. Water 58.6%  83/16/01  LA : ALA

Onion raw, untreated - Allium cepa: young female seller shows us a handful of yellow onions.

Onions have antibacterial effects and lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood lipids. The small intestine cannot digest fractans, which is why gas occurs. Water 89.1%  89/10/01  LA : ALA

Oil: Olive oil in glass containers (front left) next to olives in wooden bowls.

Olive oil
Olive oil is given too much importance even though, for example, canola oil contains three times less omega-3. We also use too much oil. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA 12:1 ALA

Carrots, raw - Daucus carota - Girl in the garden with a bunch of fresh carrots in her hand.

Carrot, raw
Carrots are a low-calorie vegetable with a relatively high level of carotenoids. They can be used to make either raw or cooked recipes. Water 88.3%  89/09/02  LA : ALA

Lemon juice, raw: The glass pitcher with a handle contains lemon juice diluted with water. In the background to the left are two lemon halves and  glasses.

Lemon juice
Lemon juice in its raw form is used frequently to give a dish or drink a fresh, clean taste. Thanks to its antioxidants, it is effective against discoloration. Water 92.3%  92/05/03  LA : ALA

Walnuts—Juglans regia: Walnuts in a small copper pot and scattered on a table. Next to them is a shelled walnut and an opened nut.

Walnuts, shelled
Walnuts are the nuts that have the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids (linoleic acid). Walnuts help protect against cardiovascular diseases. See text. Water 4.1%  15/16/69  LA 4:1 ALA

Sea salt in a burlap sack and wooden containers. Sea salt is produced from sea water collected in salt evaporation ponds. Sea salt does not contain iodine.

Sea salt
Sea salt from evaporated salt water is collected in salt evaporation ponds. The most well known type on the market is Fleur de Sel, which is harvested by hand. Water 4.9%  00/00/00  LA : ALA

Parsley, fresh - Petroselinum crispum - in a pot on a white window sill, left a watering can.

Parsley, fresh
Fresh parsley (flat-leaf, curly-leaf or garden parsley) add flavor, vitamins and very important phytochemicals to your favorite dishes. Water 87.7%  63/29/08  LA : ALA

Canola oil in a small bottle surrounded by canola flowers. Canola oil is processed from ripe seeds.

Canola oil
Canola oil contains a significantly higher amount of essential fatty acids than, for example, olive oil. It is used primarily as a cooking oil and in margarine. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA 2:1 ALA

Cilantro (fresh coriander): Leaves in a small wooden bowl with some coriander seeds in front of it.

Cilantro (fresh coriander)
Green cilantro (coriander) has a lemony, peppery smell and a sweet and sour flavor; some people think it has an unpleasant soapy taste. Water 92.2%  58/34/08  LA : ALA

Ginger, raw - Zingiber officinale: A wooden bowl containing ground ginger is on the left. Ginger is usually purchased as fresh ginger root, shown on the right.

Fresh ginger
Ginger is used as a spice and a medicinal plant (e.g., to treat gastrointestinal problems). It owes its distinctive spicy and citrus flavor mainly to gingerol. Water 78.9%  87/09/04  LA : ALA

Fresh unpeeled lemon, to the left of it a glass containing lemon juice. In the background are a citrus reamer (on the left) and a lemon juicer (to the right).

Lemon, raw, without peel
The nutritional value of lemons without the peel is lower. Only use the peel if the lemon is organic - the peel contains more nutrients than the pulp or juice. Water 89.0%  87/10/03  LA : ALA

Ripe cashew apples with the nuts on a table. Cashews are usually not raw!

Cashews (cashew nuts, kernels)
Cashews (cashew nuts, cashew kernels) sold at the grocery store are seldom raw. Heat is used to remove the toxic cardol oil they contain. Water 5.2%  33/20/48  LA !:0 ALA

Tomato, red, ripe, raw - Solanum lycopersicum: a gardener is harvesting in the greenhouse.

Tomato, red, raw
Ripe red tomatoes (raw) are used both for preparing cooked and raw foods and are also processed to make tomato juice, ketchup, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Water 94.5%  78/18/04  LA : ALA

Sweet red bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, raw: Ripe red, yellow, and green peppers on a wooden platter. The yellow and green ones are different varieties.

Red bell pepper
Unlike chilli peppers, bell peppers are not spicy, but instead have a mild sweetness. They are available in green, yellow, and red. See text. Water 92.2%  82/14/04  LA : ALA

Cayenne pepper on wooden spoons - made of chili peppers sort Cayenne - lies next to it.

Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is one of the hottest spices used in the kitchen. Along with its spicy flavor, it also has a slightly bitter taste. Water 8.0%  66/14/20  LA 12:1 ALA

A woman displays the two halves of an avocado which has been cut open.

The nutritious pulp of raw avocados is yellowish green to golden yellow, soft, and has an almost buttery consistency. It can be used for savory or sweet dishes. Water 73.2%  34/08/58  LA 15:1 ALA