Did you know that some foods have been considered superfoods for hundreds, if not thousands, of years? Unfortunately, many of these superfoods have nearly disappeared from the modern American diet. These superfoods are naturally nutrient dense and work to prevent a number of common health conditions. In order for our country to return to optimal health, we MUST remember these forgotten superfoods.
There are many different sources of liver. The most popular tend to be beef and chicken liver, but liver from any wild or pastured animal is incredibly healthy! You can often find liver from pastured animals at discounted prices as many people are afraid to cook with and eat organ meats. If you are one of these people, you may wish to consider a desiccated liver or fermented cod liver oil supplement.
2. Bone Marrow
When was the last time you chowed down on some pastured bone marrow? If you are like most modern Americans, the answer is probably never. Bone marrow is an important source of vitamins, minerals, gelatin, and collagen, all of which are vital for human health. The easiest way to consume plenty of bone marrow is to make nutrient dense bone broth to drink and cook with throughout the day.
3. Raw Milk
Plenty of people drink pasteurized milk, but the tradition of drinking raw, farm fresh milk has become nearly outlawed in our country. Yes, you read that right, it is illegal to sell raw milk in many states across the USA… the same states that sell cigarettes and alcohol. Raw milk can make people sick, but not if it comes from a local farm with healthy animals and a strict and safe processing routine. If you can find raw milk in your state, it is an excellent way to provide your body with nutrients.
3. Chia Seeds
These healthy little seeds are making a comeback in recent years, but many traditional societies have enjoyed the benefits of chia seeds for thousands of years. Chia seeds were often consumed during long voyages to keep warriors satisfied and healthy during times with limited access to food.