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Ten Must Have Foods
When people are asking for a list of ten best foods they are usually looking for something like this, almonds, blueberries, spinach, which is fine, but these three foods are not cheap and even if they were, they are not a meal unto themselves, but snacks, a side dish or flavouring depending upon their use.
I eat almonds regularly usually no more than ten a day. Why? Well, ten satisfies my desire for almonds and keeps the supply maintained. I do eat blueberries when they are in season and try and go blueberry picking or buy them from someone I know who has gone picking. This is much cheaperand I can get considerably more blueberries so that I can freeze them for the off season.
I mentioned this in another hub. I am reading Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto”:” Pollan advises us to “Eat food, not too much and mostly plants.”
I agree. Get your focus off the micronutrients and macronutrients that are in what you eat and get your head into eating. I do not eat simply because it is good for me to eat certain things. I eat because I like the taste of food and while I am always open to new experiences, if I do not like the taste, I am not going to eat it.
I also know that by eating fresh food, and the only way food can be truly fresh is to be grown as close to my kitchen as possible, I am eating the best food that is available.
I have type 2 diabetes. I mention this because what I choose to eat is important to my health so I do not chow down on too much fat and salt for example, preferring lean meat and chicken and on occasion fish, and only use those in small quantities, while vegetables, especially leafy greens such as spinach, and root vegetables play a major role in my food choices.
So if you are looking for food not vitamins and micronutrients try the following list:
1- Berries in season, this includes blueberries, strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries and more
2- Root vegetables, for example, turnips, potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips.
3- Leafy greens, spinach, kale, lettuce
8- Chick peas
10- Lean meat, chicken, fish
That is my list. There are quite a few more foods that I eat and, of course, there are herbs and spices.