Tag: super foods

Recipe Feature: “Faux-fredo”

Recipe Feature: “Faux-fredo”

Healthy Recipe Ecstasy: Garlicky White Bean Pasta Faux-Fredo with Kale Pesto There comes a time every few weeks where veggies start to run out in the fridge. Instead of running out to the grocery store immediately, I get creative with the pantry, usually using “processed carbs,” such […]

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Sandwich

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Sandwich

It’s about time I shared this amazing recipe. Some people don’t like the taste of tuna, this recipe is  perfect for you. Some people want to cut back on their mercury intake  (tuna is one of the highest seafoods in mercury), this recipe is perfect […]

G-BOMBS

G-BOMBS

If you haven’t heard of the acronym G-BOMBS before, it may sound seriously weird, like it did for me. But it is a great way to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet. According to Dr. Furhman, one of my favorite authors, physicians and researchers: “These are the foods you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet – these foods are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease and promoting health and longevity.”

I have read a few of his books and articles, and I frequently visit his website for information. I am also currently reading his book Super Immunity, which is absolutely fascinating (for a health-nutty like me)! Here is the link for his article discussing G-BOMBS.

Greens

Beans

Onions

Mushrooms

Berries

Seeds

According to Furhman, these are the superfoods that promote the best health and promote the best immune system defenses. He claims that they should be eaten in abundance and also together, so that their chemical properties work in harmony to deliver the best effects. I was satisfied to learn I consume most of these foods on a daily basis. I used to think I ate too many mushrooms! After learning the health benefits of mushrooms, I am glad I have been attached to them :].

It’s important to understand his emphasis on eating a lot of these foods and also including all of them in your diet. This means that having a serving of mushrooms once a week, broccoli maybe twice, or a handful of seeds only once a week, will not have the maximum benefits if you were to consume multiple servings and as a longterm lifestyle. This means your diet consists and focuses on a large portion of the G-BOMBS while also only  consuming little or (preferably) no animal-products, dairy, processed foods, or refined oils.

I recommend reading the article at least, and if it peaks your interest, buy some of his books!