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NOURISHING DIET

I would eat the way your ancestors ate and prepare the foods the way they prepared them. Now, by ancestors, I mean you have to go back to before they were industrialized. ..
— Sally Fallon, Nourishing Traditions

There is a lot to be said about food. What is healthy and what is not seems to be changing all the time. But one thing which feels right to us, is to only eat food which comes directly out of nature, and of which the production doesn’t harm nature in any way.

We grow our own organic vegetables and fruit. And our aim is to have a diet which we can sustain. Local food. There is nothing like harvesting food out of your own garden. Preparing a salad fresh from the garden. To pick a few tasty smelling tomatoes, a lush cucumber (sometimes in odd shapes and sizes) and a few colourful flowers to brighten up the salad. And it always tastes great! Food to actually heal and nourish your body, instead of your body trying to cope with all the poisons, additives and other things we prefer not to know about.

But obviously there is more food than fresh (raw) greens and fruits. There is meat, which for the healthiest results should be organic, and from grass and herbs fed free ranging animals. Animals who have been fed their natural diet, without the need for lots of medication to deal with incorrect food (grains) or housing and who have lived a life worth living are in turn the healthiest (stress free) meat we can wish for.

The story on gluten and carbs. A very inconvenient truth, but wheat causes many problems like obesity, it rises the blood sugar levels and more importantly wheat production has a disastrous effect on soil. One cause of the desertification of our area, which used to be called the "bread basket" of Portugal, due to it's high wheat production.

But if we are not getting our energy out of wheat (sugar based) products, we need a healthy substitute. Fat. Yes, the right fats are healthy and a rich source of energy. Lots of nuts, fatty fish, butter, avocado’s and oils. Healthy unsaturated oils like Coconut oil and virgin olive oil. 

And not to forget organic eggs and dairy products from our own animals. We process goats milk, which is easier to digest, into many dairy products; cheese, yoghurt and butter.

I find Sally Fallon’s ‘Nourishing Traditions‘ very informative on nourishing foods.


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