The Top 10 Alternative Food Sources for Long-Term Health

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Are you tired of eating the same foods?

Feel like you’ve been eating the same stuff for too long and you want to switch it up a bit?

Below is our top 10 nutritional foods that are least consumed in all parts of the world, especially America.

Some of these foods can help you reach your 2021 Health Goals! If you’d like to read more about the pillars to your health click here!

Our Top 10 List:

1. Seitan

2. Tempeh and Edamame

3. Lentils

4. Chickpeas and Most Varieties of Beans

5. Nutritional Yeast

6. Spelt and Teff

7. Spirulina

8. Amaranth and Quinoa

9. Oats and Oatmeal

10. Nuts, Nut Butters and Other Seeds, Chia Seeds, Hempseed

Alternative food sources have been popping up left and right for the past few years.


Regardless if you’re vegan or vegetarian, consuming a wide variety of foods is ideal for all individuals.

Most consumers think top protein sources come from meat and poultry, however that couldn’t be further from the truth.

“Most Americans only consume between 20 and 60 different food sources, the mean being 43.”

National Research Council (US) Food and Nutrition Board. What Is America Eating?

Consuming new and fresh foods is easy in 2021!

There are countless supermarkets and stores with a wider variety of foods aside from your common cereals, grains, cheeses, and meats.

The list above is a summation of hours of research regarding the most nutritional food sources that are least consumed.

We’ve decided that these should be implemented in your diet!

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“Superfoods” – Actually Beneficial for Long-Term Health or Simply Strategic Marketing?

Superfoods have been the topic of discussion for the better part of 10 years.

They’ve changed consumers diets drastically, opened a whole new world of food as medicine, and altered peoples ideas of consumption.

Different foods are taking off drastically: Kale, Quinoa, Berries, and so many more have each had their time in the spotlight!

It seems as if the classic dinner of steak and broccoli, spinach, or even pasta is now a thing of the past!

These timeless American dinners are now being replaced with alternative, health-conscious foods like: smoothie bowls, antioxidant rich dinners, and a wide assortment of fats, oils, and nuts!

Antioxidants

Antioxidants, are somewhat a new and still developing theory, however we already know they can be very beneficial to your health.

These are substances that help prevent the growth of cells that are created by free radicals.

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These three foods are loaded with antioxidants, rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional aspects.

If you’d like to read more about the ACAI BERRY click the link!

Kale and Quinoa are two of the hottest foods on the market and they have the right to be!

Kale is a superstar when it comes to foods that should be consumed!

Based on the amounts of vitamins it contains, the amount of calories and carbohydrates in each serving, you can’t go wrong with the green super fruit! 

Some of the most promising parts of this illustrious product are Vitamins A, K, B6 and C

Calcium, potassium, copper and manganese – making it a weight-friendly vegetable.

Seeds Sprout Health

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Seeds sprout the necessities for health.

Seeds are an extremely nutrient dense food and contain so many properties that are beneficial to your health.

The small but extremely potent kernels are loaded with vitamins and minerals helping the body function.

Seeds can be used in so many different scenarios, making them a very versatile product.

These seeds are used in smoothies, bowls, yogurts, cereals, etc.

Quinoa

Another phenomenal superfood that many of us are lacking in our diet!

Easy to make, easily consumed – Quinoa is not your typical grain and can go with almost any dish!

Known to be an ancient grain, this superfood has been popping up on all different types of menus and offerings.

It’s higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates than pasta.

This superfood provides eight grams of protein and five grams of fiber per cup.

Iron, zinc, vitamin E, and selenium, which helps to control weight and lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Some of its most nutritious properties include: Plant Compounds known as Quercetin and Kaempferol – Both used to help prevent heart conditions and blood clotting.

Avocados, Oils, Nuts & Healthy Fats

As we spoke about earlier, nuts are an extremely healthy food. Nuts fall under the fat category but not the fat you should stay away from.

Enjoy a handful of almonds or walnuts rather than a bag of potato chips!

Avocados are an extremely healthy fat! Avocados contain monounsaturated fat, packed with dietary fiber, potassium and countless vitamins.

Avocados can be added to almost all dishes: salads, salsa, eggs, sandwiches and more!

Future Super Foods

Moringa

Also known as “The Miracle Tree”, Moringa

It’s incredibly fast-growing and drought-resistant natures makes this tree impressive enough to use in certain medicines.

The leaves from this tree are known to be harvested up to seven times in one year!

The Moringa contains incredible amounts of vitamins and minerals such as: A and C and calcium and potassium.

The leaves can be ground into a powder to be used in smoothies, soups, sauces and teas.

Check out this article we produced on COFFEE!

Fonio

A small grain cultivated out of Africa has been consumed for upward of 5,000 years.

However in more recent times, this grain is becoming more popular in first world countries. Some even say it’s going to be the next quinoa!

Dragonfruit & Red Dragonfruit

The Red Dragonfruit, also known as Pitaya, has been making incredible marks on the consumer industry in recent years.

As a product that is loaded with antioxidants such as flavonoids, phnolic acid,

Loaded with fiber, fat-free, potentiall help lower blood sugar

This product can even help strengthen your immune system!

Turmeric

Turmeric is known to provide anti-cancerous & inflammatory aspects, providing people with the necessary requirements to sustain a healthy and long lifestyle.

Turmeric and other “anti-cancerous” products isn’t a sure way to prevent cancer or lower your chance in anyway. However, it does help release toxic cells from your body and its blood stream.

Mint has many nutritious and health related properties, making it one of the surest foods for longevity & healthy living.

From rich nutrients to providing help with IBS, indigestion, and other brain functions – mint has constantly provided healthy aspects to numerous individuals.

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