Every time you eat, think about where are the FAT, FIBER and PROTEIN in your meal or snack. Here are some fundamental rules of nutrition you should always keep in mind. To help you balance blood sugar and energy throughout the day and feel full longer.
Healthy Fat: Avocado, Coconut oil and coconut butter, Olives and olive oil, Pasture raised butter/ghee, Seeds/nuts and their butter, Grass-fed meats, poultry, eggs, Cold water fish
*Which fats are important in RA or autoimmune disease – Omega 3 is essential. We only can have it through the foods that are found in fatty fish (salmon, sardines) flax, hemp, chia seeds, grass-fed meats, walnuts, vegetables like Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach and purslane (a nutrient-rich weed, rich source of omega-3s).
Fiber: Vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts. Whole grain and legumes (pre-soak and/or sprouted if you prefer to consume it).
Protein: Animal – Beef, chicken, fish, eggs, bone broths, organ meat
Plant sources - Nuts/seeds and their butters. Whole grain and legumes (pre-soak and/or sprouted if you prefer to consume it); Soy (organic, whole, fermented forms such as tempeh)
* Vegetables (1 cup of Brussels sprouts – 3 g protein)
The exact mix of fat, fiber and protein is different for each person. Try to experiment with different combinations and see what works best for you!