Identifying Ancestral Foods (Raw and Organic)

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A key step to adopt the ancestral way of life is to know what foods you should eat. The following are tips to identify the ancestral foods:

  • Find local, organic, non-GMO, seasonal, and environmentally sustainable foods when possible 
  • Make your own meals at home
  • Any foods that can be fished, hunted, or gathered
  • Any foods that can be harvested from the earth or water, and tossed in a fresh salad
  • Foods and drinks that need little or no labeling, minimal packaging, very few ingredients, and have undergone minimal travel
  • Foods that are low in carbs like yams and sweet potatoes
  • Foods that are nutrient-dense, dairy-free, and lack additives and preservatives
  • Foods that contain less than 4-5 ingredients if it is in a package, and are all real foods
  • No foods that contain artificial substances/poisons like chemicals, flavors, hydrogenated components, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast, corn syrup, or other broken parts of whole foods
  • Ancestral foods are usually single, whole ingredient such as fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds

Resources

http://www.wellforculture.com/ancestraldiet/

Special Thanks:
Derek Chang graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. Go Utes! He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He aspires to become a physician-entrepreneur to find and create new ways of improving overall patient health. He enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, reading books, meeting new people, and learning anything new.

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