Jacqueline Banks Powerfoods

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The food we put into our bodies can hold the key to so many different things. It can affect our mood, energy, and concentration and of course it contributes to our health. It can either take you down a path of being sick and not feeling your best or it can nourish your body on a very deep level and keep you healthy and feeling amazing!

Since my guess is that all of us want to be healthy, here are 3 of my top pick favorite foods thanks to how incredibly nutrient dense they are. That means they hold more nutrition per calorie than many other foods out there- even more than foods you think are healthy!

Egg Yolks

Egg yolks are a nutritional powerhouse so toss out the egg-white omelet and go for the yellow- luck you it tastes better too! Yolks from pasture-raised hens provide much-needed fat and cholesterol for proper brain and nervous system development, as well as choline, amino acids and vitamin A.

What is a pasture-raised hen you ask? It’s a hen that is given access to roam the outdoors, soak in the sunlight and eat bugs! A pasture-raised hen is by no means the same as cage free, and always make sure your hens are not being fed any genetically modified food. A great way to tell how healthy your egg is is: to take a look at the yolk- the deeper the yellow the more full of nutrients.


Liver

Pastured, organic, poultry liver happens to be one of the best sources of usable iron along with vitamin B12 and other nutrients such as choline and cholesterol, which are important for a healthy body. Liver is delicious when prepared properly, but if the thought of it makes you squeamish start by shredding about a teaspoon of frozen liver (freezing for at least 14 days helps destroy any harmful microbes) onto your scrambled eggs, or mixing it into some meatballs or burgers.

Salmon Roe

These nutrient-dense little eggs have some of the highest levels of omega 3s, almost 3.5 times the amount typically found in salmon. In addition to the brain-boosting fats, salmon roe is rich in antioxidants and fat-soluble vitamins along with zinc and iodine. Just make sure you are buying wild salmon, never farmed.

Jacqueline Banks, who grew up in Casa de Campo, is a certified holistic health counselor and busy mother.

Her focus is on helping other busy moms in all stages of motherhood keep themselves and families healthy and happy. She uses natural and organic solutions to solve individual health problems and promote clean living.

Check out her website at: www.jacquelinebanks.com