Mainstream nutrition thinking would have one believe that kale, spinach, and broccoli are superfoods. We are told to eat these foods in abundance.
I know that’s controversial, but what isn’t in the realm of health and wellness?
While kale, spinach, and broccoli are not the WORST things you can put in your body (that medal would go to things like Twinkies, Gushers, and anything made with vegetable/seed oils), they are absolutely not necessary to achieve optimal health.
Why? The oxalates, goitrogens, and other endogenous (internal) defense chemicals are not beneficial to the human body. They damage the gut, interfere with our endocrine organs (thyroid) and damage cellular membrane health.
That’s just the chemicals naturally present in plant foods. In addition, exogenous (external) pesticides that humans spray on these plants only makes matters worse.
What do I do? I do NOT go out of my way to eat them. There are just simply better foods to get what my body needs to function optimally.
So, what is the REAL superfood?
That would be LIVER.
Yeah, gross, right?
To modern humans, yes, liver seems nasty. We have been brainwashed and tongue-washed to not enjoy superfoods like liver. In traditional cultures, however, it was a delicacy that was highly sought after and prized. It is often the first thing that wild predators consume, as they intuitively know it is the most nourishing.
Why is liver a superfood?
Just take a look at what 1.5 oz of liver contains for nutrients:
The micronutrient content is second to none. Also, liver is an excellent source of protein and cholesterol, which many are deficient in. Yes, many are DEFICIENT in cholesterol. Hard to believe, I know. Our favorite government health organizations and media outlets love to blame cholesterol for every heart ailment. To learn why dietary cholesterol is actually a super-nutrient, and should NOT be feared, watch this webinar.
Do any plant foods (kale, spinach, broccoli, etc.) have this abundance of nutrients? Not even close!
Does any PRENATAL supplement provide the same nutritional nourishment of a few ounces of liver? Not even close! And a pound of grass-fed beef liver is extremely cheap in comparison to the low-quality prenatal being sold at Costco, Target, and other stores.
The nutrients in plants are poorly absorbed. They are also less bioavailable (the “pre-nutrients” need to be modified to a different form for our cells to use them properly). This process sucks energy from our body.
Ideally, every human would be consuming at least a few ounces of liver every week. That alone would prevent many of the chronic health diseases related to nutritional deficiencies that are plaguing our world.
I know, there is an elephant in the room when it comes to eating liver. It doesn’t taste good to the vast majority of people who aren’t used to eating it.
There are many different ways to prepare and consume liver. For those of us (like myself) who just can’t get around to consuming it regularly, there are supplemental forms.
I personally enjoy Beef Liver Crisps from Carnivore Aurelius, the perfect pre/post workout food.
In conclusion, it is clear, liver is the Greatest Of All Time superfood.