Interesting Information: July 28, 2014
Mercola on “15 Foods to Stock in Your Kitchen Year-Round”
Here’s a nice post from Mercola:
I do have some comments though:
The organic coconut oil you buy also needs to be UNREFINED and UNHEATED. I buy mine by the case from Wilderness Family Naturals as it is WAY cheaper than a little jar in the store. (You can buy less than a case OR sell some of your case to friends.) AND, don’t forget red palm oil, which is another really healthy oil–though it is more delicate than the very sturdy coconut oil. (See blog post on red palm oil.)
Himalayan Salt is probably a good choice. Grey-colored moist Celtic Sea Salt is another. And I use our locally made Maine sea salt, which is also just dried from sea water.
Canned salmon. Sorry. Not for me. There is no way to get around the fact that all big fish are now loaded with mercury. And canning takes a lot of the “oomph” out of anything as it is heat-processed.
Whey protein. Mercola does specify that one should use a minimally processed whey, which means it’s a powder. Nope. Not for me. It’s still PROCESSED. And one should be able to get plenty of protein without eating a processed food. Plus, you are not eating a whole food, but one you’ve split into parts. OK, so I drip out some whey protein to use to culture mayonnaise and, sometimes, my lacto-fermented foods. But, mostly, I just eat the whey in the whole-milk yogurt I eat pretty much on a daily basis.