Some foods are good for us and have been proven to be so, whilst many others do us harm, ie. cause weight gain, cancer promoting foods, etc.
Below is a list of foods classed as ‘food therapy’ or ‘life giving foods’, all of which are beneficial to the human body and provide a good supply of your daily recommended allowances of vital minerals and vitamins:
LONG-LIFE NUTRITIONAL FOODS
|FOOD||GOOD SOURCE OF|
|Dried Apricots||Fibre, betacarotene and potassium.|
|Dried Bananas||Fibre, carbohydrate, potassium, thiamin and iron.|
|Dried dates||Carbohydrate, fibre, potassium, iron, niacin, thiamin and riboflavin.|
|Dried figs||Fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.|
Currants, raisins, sultanas
|Fibre, iron, potassium, B vitamins and vitamin C.|
|Tinned fish||High quality protein, magnesium, copper, zinc, iodine and B vitamins.|
|Oat cakes||Fibre, protein, iron, sodium and vitamin A.|
|Yoghurt||Protein, calcium, potassium and thiamin.|
|Tinned pulses and beans (chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, soybeans).||
Fibre, protein, calcium, iron, potassium and zinc.
|Nuts (not salted or dry roasted) and nut butters (without salt or sugar)||
Protein, B vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, selenium and chromium.
|Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, poppy, sesame)||Protein, calcium, iron and omega-3, fatty acids.|