Nourishing foods are all around us, just have to look 😉
There is only so much food you can eat in a single day. In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely. The best way to do that is to simply eat the most nutrient-dense, nourishing foods you can find. Our top 5 favorites are below, we hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.
Our Top 5 Nourishing Foods That We Try To Eat Every Day!
Bone Broth (obviously)
“Real food shouldn’t last Real long”. When you’re talking “food as medicine”, quality bone broth is high up on that list. Giving it it’s superfood status, quality broth is a food known for its high gelatin content and macronutrients. It’s also, rich in minerals that support the immune and digestive system with healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline. The collagen in bone broth heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation and will cause it to “gel” up like jello when cold.
It is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables out there, with large amounts of vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting compounds.
Kale may be even healthier than spinach (I’m not a fan of spinach). Both are super nutritious, but kale is lower in oxalates, which are substances that can bind minerals like calcium in the intestine, preventing them from being absorbed.
Greens like Kale are loaded with various bioactive compounds, including Isothiocyanates and Indole-3-Carbinol, which have been shown to fight cancer in test tubes and animal studies.
Despite their healthy fat, or actually because of it, avocados can lower your cholesterol. Researchers find that replacing just five percent of your calories from saturated fat (think butter or cheese) with monounsaturated fat – the kind in avocados – could slash the risk of heart attack by more than a third. An added benefit: They taste amazing in our Soup’r Food Smoothie recipe 🙂
The antioxidant plant pigments that make blueberries blue – flavonoids called anthocyanins – guard against heart disease, cancer and age-related blindness and memory loss. Like their cranberry cousins, blueberries (and blueberry juice) are the best when it comes to preventing urinary tract infections, thanks to antioxidant epicatechins, which keep bacteria from sticking to bladder walls. Plus, the fiber in blueberries makes them powerful antidotes to constipation.
It’s no coincidence that walnuts look like a brain. One of the biggest benefits of walnuts is the ability to support your most important organ — the brain. Walnuts have now been proven to be a true “brain food” and a tops among all nuts.
Walnuts can help improve your mood considering. They contain one of the highest amounts of omega-3 fats of any nut. In addition to the remarkable things that omega-3 foods can do for your mind, they also support heart health and fight heart disease. It’s done by lowering triglyceride levels and reducing dangerous plaque formation in the arteries.
A Quick Recipe Combining All Of These Nutrient-Dense Nourishing Foods
The Osso Good Superfood Salad
- 2 Cups Kale
- Handful Walnuts
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Cup Blueberries
- 1/2 Cup Signature Bone Broth (or any of your favorite flavors)
- 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp. Sea Salt
- In a saucepan, warm 1/2 cup bone broth until simmering.
- Rinse Kale. Once rinsed tear leafs away from the stems. Set stems aside.
- Crush kale in your hands a few times to tenderize it and add it to a larger serving bowl.
- Add blueberries and walnuts.
- Cube avocado and add to salad.
- Once bone broth is heated, take off the stove and add lemon juice, sea salt and coconut oil. Whisk until combined.
- Pour over your salad and enjoy!!
This has turned into one of our favorite bone broth cleanse meals and with the added healthy fats, it will keep you full for a long time!