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Is your "healthy" diet nutrient-poor?

✨Metabolism series, part 6: is your “healthy” diet nutrient-poor? Probably, if it doesn’t include these nutrients ⬆️


And NO, you can’t supplement your way into good health. Most supplements are synthetic anyways & the body cannot use and absorb them. Instead of supplements and nutrient-poor diets, consider adding some of the below superfoods:


🤍Collagen/Gelatin - many amazing benefits including strengthening hair, nails, bones, skin, and for strengthening the lining of the gut to prevent leaky gut.


🍳Egg Yolks - one egg yolk has about 115mg of choline (about 27% of the RDA), so if you eat two eggs in a day, you’re half way there (even though I think most of the RDAs are way too low)! Choline is an essential nutrient for brain development, for the health of a growing baby (during pregnancy), boosting metabolism, and more.


🍊Fruit - a great source of an array of of micronutrients and electrolytes. Fruit is often times easier digested than things like cruciferous vegetables.


❤️Beef Liver - a 2oz contains ~ 165mcg of folate (40% of RDA). Folate (NOT FOLIC ACID - this is the SYNTHETIC form of folate and is the kind of folate in 99% of prenatals) is essential for preventing neural tube defects in pregnancy. Liver is also one of the best sources of the B complex vitamins.


🥣Bone Broth - a phenomenal source of electrolytes, minerals, and gut-healing gelatin.


🥩Red meat - contains heme iron, which is a form of iron that has a 33% absorption rate, as opposed to non-heme iron that has a 2% absorption rate. Red meat also contains Zinc.


🦪Oysters - 3.5oz contains ~ 16mg of zinc (over 200% of RDA). Zinc stimulates the pituitary gland to release Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), which promotes healthy ovulation.


🥛Raw Dairy - pasteurized dairy is devoid of enzymes, which causes digestive problems and is the reason that many people can’t tolerate dairy. Raw is a great source of Vitamins A, D, E, K, K2, calcium, & more.


🥕Raw Carrots - have anti-fungal properties and contain anti-microbial properties. They can bind with excess estrogen and help escort it out of the body though the GI tract. @pureenergypdx has a great blog post on this!


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