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8 Kaufmann Diet Super Foods

Kaufmann Diet Super Foods
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Here are 8 foods you should regularly include in your Kaufmann Diet.

The Kaufmann Diet is a great place to start if you want to support health overall; many of the foods that science has implicated in detracting from health are eliminated, included sugars, simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats. Instead, a diet rich in whole, natural foods is encouraged. 

While all of the foods included on The Kaufmann Diet are nutritious, some stand out not only in terms of their abundance of nutrition, but in their anti-fungal properties. These are Kaufmann Diet “super foods”. 


Garlic is thought to promote health in a variety of ways. Garlic is thought to support the cardiovascular system by lowering blood pressure and preventing atherosclerosis. Garlic is also known to be cancer preventative. And, garlic has strong anti-microbial properties, including anti-fungal properties; garlic is among the most potent anti-fungal foods in our diet. 


Eating spinach is akin to eating a multivitamin; spinach is rich in a number of important nutrients, including vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2 & B6, vitamin E, calcium, vitamin C, potassium, and many others. There are not many other foods you can get so much nutrition from, particularly with consuming so few calories. 


Salmon is high in protein, but what really makes salmon a super foods is the abundance of omega 3 fatty acids. These fats are known to promote heart health, brain health and the health of skin. Omega 3 fats, too, are known to be potently anti-fungal. 

Olive Oil

Regularly consuming olive oil is associated with many health benefits, particularly heart health benefits like lower blood pressure. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, which has benefits for the skin. 


Walnuts are rich in phenols, vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids. Walnuts are one of the best plant sources for these important fats, which have a myriad of benefits, including anti-fungal benefits. 


Blueberries are included on almost every list of super foods, because they are extremely rich in antioxidants. Blueberries are also rich in nutrients like vitamin K, manganese, vitamin C and are a good source of fiber. The antioxidant nutrients found in blueberries make them particularly anti-inflammatory and subsequently protective against disease. 


Carrots are rich in vitamin A (AKA, beta carotene), but it is the potent anti-fungal nutrient, falcarinol, that makes carrots a super food on The Kaufmann Diet. Carrot juice is a great way to concentrate the nutrition in carrots and has been a staple on The Kaufmann Diet for many years. 

Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil has many benefits, but among those benefits is the fact that coconut oil is rich in caprylic acid. Caprylic acid is among the most potent, natural anti-fungals available. This makes coconut oil a good option for cooking on The Kaufmann Diet. 

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