The forgotten Superfoods?
The Forgotten Super Foods of the Past ?
A short list of essentual probiotic food choices 1 through 15 that is missing from our mainstream modern day diets .
If you read through this entire article written by the good earth chef you will find a lot of good nutritional nuggets of health to support your immune system .
Remember that about 80 percent of our immune system function is the functioning integraty of your intestinal tract.
Yes by large most of the polulation around the world has lost touch of what their body really needs to be Super Charged with bioavailable Nutrition that our forefathers or ancesters practiced for thousands of years . You can say that they invented the worlds first multi supplement direct from nature to support their intestinal health for generations. We have lost their traditiional culinary holistic practice of culturing foods into probiotic power houses for the human immune system .
Here is just a short list of Cultured living probiotic foods and some Chef Barry buys or makes home made from his Good Earth Kitchen located on the resort island of Phuket Thailand.
Very important first note! In the view of Holistic Chef Barry the current food supply that we now live under can in most cases not be trusted to deliver whole foods of raw cultured probiotics that is required for true support of our intestinal health . The problem is the process food industry is on some kind of killing campaign to destroy or pasturize all foods including the life giving enzymes that are needed by all probiotic foods to truly be whole . To destroy a food then later add a synthetic or fermented probiotic unrelated to the original product is like trading paul for mary and makes know nutritional sence to the good earth chef what so ever . And given the fact in some cases that the end product is often containing added sugar preservatives and additives. Can you really trust the process food industry to nutritionally just do the right thing for your health support that is rightfuly yours to enjoy through out your life .
In Chef Barry's view stop puting your blind trust and faith in the process food industry that realy is selling and marketing to you more than really stepping up to the plate for delivering a true natural health product that our forefathers or ancestors have been practicing for centuries .
"When you learn to feed your self over some one that you do not know or never met selling you ready made meals will you then trully empower your self for support of your good health. "
Studies coming out of Japan have found the following discovery about green peas.
Green peas may be able to help fight off infections and colds thanks to their inherent probiotic bacteria. Tip: Heat can be detrimental to probiotics so add raw peas to your salad or eat as a snack.
2- Dark Chocolate or Raw Cacoa
A 2010 study published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology found that probiotics in dark chocolate survived the passage through the stomach and small intestine better than those added to liquid milk (91 to 80 percent versus 20 to 31 percent).
The highest source of the fat soluble vitamin K-2 is found in natto. A fermented soy bean or any fermented legume of Japanese macrobiotic cuisine that has a condiment of mustard sauce and soy usually and is enjoyed with rice.
In studies from Japan natto keeps free calcium deposits out of your arteries and into your bones where it belongs. Interesting to note that it is not cholesterol that causes heart disease that we are told from mainstream medicine. This myth has perpetuated over many decades now and even the process food industry that is directly responsible for peoples heart disease is saying the same thing in their labeled advertising . What really causes heart disease in humans ? Get ready for this one folks!
Refined processed sugar! Chronic Stress the raises the hormone Cortisol !
And the after effect is chronic inflamation inside the coronary artery walls! Studies from Austrailia are now debunking the cholesterol theary for causing heart disease and the pharmacutical companies that make cholesterol lowering drugs are back pedaling and reorganizing their response attach to the new research coming out of the land down under to protect their vested interest .
Natto has a very strong pungent taste that many people will not take to so this is what the Good Earth Chef does to mask it. Simply counter with a sauce that goes well with the natto.
How to make a tasty natto dressing?
For example you can take some good quality nut butter and in a small mixing bowl add some miso paste honey raw ,apple cider vinegar and spicy Thai chili powder or red Cayenne pepper with grownd cinnamon to taste . You can thin the mix using some coconut or flax seed oil cold pressed.
It can be water kefir made fermented from coconut water .
Or it can be organic raw dairy kefir made from the milk of goats . Ok I know this kind of incredible probiotic dairy product will not be found today in your retail supermarket unfortunately . This is really to bad as most of the population is at the mercy of the corrporate conventional cow dairy industry that kills or pasturizes the living fill in the blank out of what was once a good healthy wholsome food. Holistic Chef Barry makes his own goat kefir from raw orgaic milk of qoat milk at his Garden Villa Phuket Good Earth Residence.
A firmented legume typically sourced from soybeans, fermented rye, beans, brown rice, barley and most other grains and beans can be used to make miso.Adding seaweed bean sprouts and leafy micro greens will add super nutrition and probiotic support for your intestinal good health .
Add the miso past at the very end after the heat is turned off for best efficacy of support .
A tea beverage, but it actually starts as a fungus flush with probiotics. Kombucha is currently experiencing a mass resurgence in popularity with widespread commercial distribution and sales projected to reach $500 million by 2015, but the Chinese have enjoyed this tonic for thousands of years.
7- Umeboshi Plums
A Japanese macrobiotic delegasy enjoyed for centuries since the age of the Samurai Warrior Age.
A fermented salted plum aged for 6 months.
Holistic Chef Barry recommends Yogurt of Goat milk over the cow version and why is this?
Goats do not do very well in captivety and are left to graze freely over pastured land to eat all the herbs and grasses. In contrast cows are confined to feed lots fed AFFCO soy corn and grains that are not the normal diet of these animals . A cow in confinement like this may never see a blade of grass in their life time. Go for the Yogurt of Goat. Raw is best over pasturized if you can find it?
The best sauerkraut is raw, fermented cabbage. This tangy dish contains at least four different species of gut-friendly lactic acid bacteria, making it a trusted source of probiotics.
Best to make your own fermented vegetables, including pickles to make sure your end product has no preservatives and additives to improve your intestinal tract health. Youtube can teach you how to make your own cultured foods in the comfort of our good earth kitchen . The gut-friendly lactobacillus bacteria used in the fermentation process act as a probiotic, which help keep your gastrointestinal (GI) tract healthy and they also create B vitamins. One caveat? Salt is an important part of the “pickling” process, so if you’re following a low-salt diet you may want to avoid or limit your pickle intake.Holistic Chef Barry uses pink Himalayan sea salt over the commercial sodium chloride ( Table Salt )
Due diligence on your part to know the maker of this product . Good to look at their website to get more information on thier product . Raw organic is best over pasturized conventional.
Tempeh, a cultured grain made from fermented soybeans that contains probiotics. “Tempeh is very low in salt, making it a good alternative to meat, and it’s high in fiber and protein and is very digestible to the human tract unlike uncultured soy products that in the opinion of the Good Earth Chef should be avoided.
13-Tradditional Style Korean Kim-Chi
An Asian preparation of cabbage typically also contains spices like ginger and garlic, as well as additional vegetables like radishes and scallions and a red hot chili sauce .
Used often in many of the recipes of Holistic Chef Barry .
If probiotics don’t have an environment where they can thrive, they can’t do as much good -- and that’s where prebiotics come in. Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that help good bacteria flourish inside your intestines. Found in foods like legumes, oatmeal, onions and artichokes, prebiotics help strike the right digestive balance inside your body. And according to Dr. B.J. Hardick, consuming the proper foods should give you a healthy dose of both: “When consuming cultured foods as part of a balanced diet, you’re going to consume a great variety of probiotics, and eating a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains will offer the necessary prebiotics needed for probiotic metabolism,” says Hardick. "Both are necessary for healthy GI function."
Soluble Fiber of some of the best prebiotics to eat for our intestinal support .
Dietary fiber is an indigestible carbohydrate provided by plant-based foods. One type, called soluble fiber, dissolves in water to form a gel. It's especially rich in prebiotics called fructo-oligosaccharides, which includes compounds called inulin and oligofructose. These compounds are not broken down by stomach acid or digestive enzymes but are fermented and used by beneficial bacteria in the colon, especially two types called lactobacillus and bifidobacter. Natural sources of these prebiotics include almonds, bananas, apples and vegetables such as Jerusalem artichokes, wild yams, jicama, leeks, asparagus, chicory, garlic and onions. Legumes such as fermented soybeans are also high in prebiotics, as are predigested sprouted whole-wheat, whole-grain oats and corn.
15- Predigested seeds and non gluten grains including wheat grass.
As gluten grains such as wheat berries grow into wheat grass all the gluten proteins are washed away and all the enzyme inhibitors as well. These living foods full of life giving enzymes are work much like a probiotic in your intestinal tract supplying probiotic and prebiotic bacterial support for your gut friendly flora. It is an interesting fact that our whole living body is mostly comprised of living bacteria in relationship to our cells in numbers 10 bacteria to 1 cell. Total in the millions of course .
The Anne Wigmore foundation was the pioneer in this living food movement to work with sprouts and micro greens and fermented raw beverages like sun teas for our intestinal good health with a 32 foot long human intestinal tract . This is where the transit time of our food is very important for good health . This is why a whole food mostly raw plant based organic diet is the best healthy option for us to take.
Holistic Chef Barry your “Good Earth Chef & Friend 4 LiFE .”
About the Author Holistic Chef Barry aka Barry Anderson
Barry worked in the Cartoon Animation Industry professionally for 20 years all around the world and found himself becoming obese . Chef Barry learned the culinary arts of working with Foods from Nature and managed to drop more than 100 pounds of excess weight from his 5 Food 4 inch body frame.
The next 20 years Barry conducted intensive research of the Weight Loss Industry .
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Barry lives with his Thai Family at the Garden Villa Phuket Good Earth Health Residence for the last 20 years now.
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