Superfoods

Hannibal

Ostrich
Catholic
Gold Member
Anyone tried Amaranth? I heard it is one of the best carbs out there.
I have and it made me leave work early so I could go home and sit on the can for four hours straight.

Apparently you have to soak it in lots of water first then drain then cook.

Tasted a bit like ground almonds.
 

get2choppaaa

Hummingbird
Orthodox
I feel like a million dollars after a ribeye or two.
Exactly!

In reality though Beef and Egg Yolks are legit superfoods. Eggs are nature's multivitamin

 

Deadlifts

Pigeon
Trad Catholic
Grass fed and pastured organ meats are more nutrient dense than any other "superfood" listed in this thread. Period.
Want to be in the best health of your life?

Grass fed liver, heart, any organs (Can and should often be eaten raw)
Grass fed meats - Beef, Bison, Lamb (All can and should often be eaten raw)
RAW GRASS-FED MILK. (Join a herd-share if illegal in your state) Deepest sleep I've ever had was when I started on raw milk.
Pastured, soy free eggs (Should be a dark orange colored yolk) (Also drink raw)
ALL RAW FRUITS - Fruit > Vegetables. Hydrating, nourishing, full of electrolytes and digestive enzymes. Less veggies, more fruits.
Raw Honey and Raw Maple Syrup. Do not be afraid of sugar content in these. Sugar is your bodies #1 source of energy.

That's it. Eat nose to tail grass fed. Raw milk. Raw honey. Fruits. Salt from RedMonds RealSalt.
Drink coconut water.
Avoid all seed oils and PUFA's. Avoid all junk foods.
I personally do not eat vegetables. I haven't bought a vegetable and consumed it in months. My health has never been better. They are not necessary.
Throw out all sunscreen and put beef tallow or coconut oil on skin. Get a TON of sunlight on bare skin.
Move your body every single day.
Join a sauna club and use it 2-3x/week preferably.

Do this and you will make it, I promise.
 

Arturo80

Sparrow
Orthodox
No experience. Does anyone have familiarity with quinoa? I have heard it is an affordable source of plant-based protein. It seems like one of those things where if you don't know how to prepare it, it will turn out absolutely disgusting though. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/274745#benefits

Quinoas alright, i would just view it as a somewwat superior grain / carb rather than a protein source per se though. Yes it does have some, but not to any significant degree.

A cup will give you 8 grams. You will still need a couple of eggs or other protein alongside it to make it a balanced meal.

Cook similar to cous cous, add butter or ghee after waters evaporated. Salt pepper, maybe chop.some.chives, or add spinach.

Its versatile and quite a pleasant nutty taste. Good after strenuous exwrciae, and nice to add to salads, or eat with leftovers.

In conclusion, a bit overhyped, but better than rice, cous cous, other grains. People will sat 'its not a grain bro!', but carb wise theres not much distinction imho.
 

joost

Pelican
You can't go wrong with a nice steak. Good protein and fat. My favorite food.

If you're into carbs; oats is the "super food". Low glycemic, has protein and a lot of fiber.

Whey is a great source of pure protein if you buy unflavored. And it's practical.
If you want cheap protein, chicken breast will give you the highest protein per dollar.
 

911

Peacock
Catholic
Gold Member
On advice I read from here, I started doing that some time ago. I try to get at least 3 per day and do 2 of them raw (saves time, just plug your nose and go for it or throw it into a smoothie machine like Magic Bullet). 3 are probably not even enough. Eggs have all of those needed nutrients and the cholesterol is required for hormones and brain function. Interesting how eggs have been demonized as being bad for your health. I try to get organic if at all possible. I don't trust the factory farms. The other great thing about eggs is just how inexpensive they are. If you are a bachelor trying to save money, you kill 2 birds with one stone. Get great nutrition, do them raw with no prep, or cook them up if you have time. Your hair and skin will benefit - subjectively speaking, I think it helped me.

Pet peeve of mine: why gulp stinky raw eggs when you can have delicious fried eggs, omelettes, poached eggs, or even soft-boiled eggs in literally minutes? Why not make the time to enjoy a great meal for breakfast or brunch (hey you could even watch a video or read your mail while you eat).

You don't have to deprive yourself from the pleasure of eating to eat healthy, in fact the two work well together if you keep your bad or dodgy intakes in moderation.

I'm more or less doing the 16-8 intermittent diet (partly because I don't feel like eating early in the morning) and just finished a 4 egg omelette with mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and cheddar with a side of bacon and my homemade whole wheat bread, fresh-squeezed OJ, brunch at 4pm, awesome nutritious meal that took 20min to put together (made the bread yesterday). Working from home>>>better, cheaper more nutritious meals.
 

Viktor Zeegelaar

Crow
Orthodox Inquirer
Am I the only one who's thinking just eat like a normal man would have done through entire history and not put an emphasis on whatever extreme diet or foods out there? I see people only eating fish, or fruit, or keto, or eating twice a day with intermittent fasting. Eat 3 good, nutritious meals a day and avoid the obvious bullcrap and you'll be completely fine. I see this whole super food stuff as another modernist distraction.
 

Arturo80

Sparrow
Orthodox
Am I the only one who's thinking just eat like a normal man would have done through entire history and not put an emphasis on whatever extreme diet or foods out there? I see people only eating fish, or fruit, or keto, or eating twice a day with intermittent fasting. Eat 3 good, nutritious meals a day and avoid the obvious bullcrap and you'll be completely fine. I see this whole super food stuff as another modernist distraction.

Whilst i agree with the broader sentiment, and concur there's a lot of autism out there on the subject, it's pretty hard to eat like a normal man from history, when you consider the state of today's wider food supply.

Avoiding the extremes of all dietary supposition (which is what it all is IMHO) is certainly a wise move, but there's still good choices we can make to improve ourselves nutritionally, without getting all weird with it.
 
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