When you switch to the Kaufmann Diet, it is likely that you are immediately switching to a more nutritious diet. The Kaufmann Diet is full of nutritious foods that support health while fighting pathogenic yeasts and fungi in the body.
Some foods, however, standout not just in terms of their nutrition, but their density of nutrition. Ounce for ounce, these foods listed below contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and other healthy compounds in a relatively small package. Making them very nutrient dense foods that you should consider for your diet. In the interest of supporting the whole body through abundant nutrition, these are foods you should consider adding into your diet regularly.
Kale might as well be the official mascot for good health, because it reigns above all other green vegetables as being the most dense source of nutrition. Even amongst foods like broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts, ounce for ounce, kale is our winner. So what is so great about kale? Kale is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Kale is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K1, and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, and manganese. Kale is also rich in prebiotic fiber, which is beneficial for the good bacteria in your digestive tract. All of this, and kale is only 9 calories per 1 cup serving.
Salmon is perhaps the most dense source of omega 3 fatty acids that you can eat, ounce for ounce. And while that would be enough to make it a good choice––given what we know about the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids––salmon is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, selenium, and B Vitamins. Opt for wild caught over farmed when possible, because wild caught contains more omega 3s.
Blueberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants available. They are low in sugar, high in fiber, and an excellent choice for the Kaufmann Diet. Blueberries are great frozen too, and they are often more affordable when purchased this way.
Liver is an often forgotten about source of animal protein, but it constitutes one of the nutrient dense sources available, especially when it comes to meat. Liver is especially high in B vitamins and vitamin A. It is also a good source of minerals like iron, phosphorous, zinc, selenium, and an excellent source of copper. It is also a great source of protein.
No food has been loved and hated equally as much as the venerable egg, but as it turns out, eggs are an incredibly dense source of nutrition. Don’t be afraid of the yolk, either––that is where the bulk of the nutrition is. Eggs are also good sources of antioxidants like lutein which protect your eye health. Eggs are cheap, easy to prepare, and delicious.