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Top 10 Superfoods to Stock Up On Now!
Discover the top 10 shelf-stable superfoods you should be stocking up on now for your Prepper Pantry. (And discover a few bonus superfoods too!)
Superfoods provide you with a high amount of nutrition and health benefits, and the superfoods I show you in my latest video will bring many benefits to you and your family.
In this blog post, you’ll find links to scientific articles to help you learn more about superfoods, and in my favorite supplies section, I include links to help you shop for superfoods in case you can’t find them in your local grocery store.
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I am not a doctor or medical professional. If you are not feeling well, please seek professional medical attention and medicine. And if you are thinking of supplementing your treatment with home remedies, be sure to talk to your medical professional about them. It’s important that you get the medicine and treatments you need to get back to good health.
Superfoods from Your Local Grocery Store
You should be able to find all the 10 superfoods items or categories that I show you in this video at your local grocery store. These superfoods are hidden gems, and I’ll describe how you can identify them in your supermarket.
I also talk about bonus superfoods in my comprehensive video. I placed these items in a bonus category because you may not be able to easily find them at your local store (unless your store has a health food aisle). But don’t worry. Chances are these bonus superfoods are available at local specialty stores, health food stores, or online.
Questions about the Top 10 Superfoods
In my video, I go into detail about the best superfoods to shop for at your local grocery store. Plus, I cover the reasons why I picked these foods.
I answer the following questions in my top 10 superfoods video:
- Which seeds are superfoods?
- What are the most nutritious shelf-stable fats for our Prepper Pantry?
- Is it better to buy cocoa powder or cacao powder?
- Is ascorbic acid the best form of Vitamin C to stock?
- Do we need to stock digestive enzymes?
- Is fiber in our diet necessary to achieve good health?
- If we buy apple cider vinegar, which type is the best?
- Do we need to eat a variety of mushrooms?
- Which kind of honey is best to stock in our Prepper Pantry?
- Should we be stocking spices, herbs, and extracts?
I cover all these questions and more. And you might be surprised by the answers!
The Science Behind Superfoods
You may wonder if certain foods are as good as supplements or medications. Me too. I enjoy researching the types of foods I should be eating daily, and I also like to learn about the foods I should stock in my Prepper Pantry.
I share the scientific basis behind the superfoods that I recommend in the following links, and I love that these superfoods are not fancy or exotic. These common foods are available at most grocery stores, and chances are you already have some of them in your pantry. (We may just not have realized how super these foods actually are!)
- Can coconut oil (a saturated fat) benefit our brain health?
- Is it cocoa powder or cacao powder that improves coronary heart health?:
- Can chromium help women with PCOS and hair loss?
- Does Vitamin C really lessen the symptoms of the common cold?
- Can consuming probiotic-rich foods make us healthier?
- Is it important to make mushrooms part of our traditional foods diets?
- Are all the claims about what honey can do for our health true?
- Is turmeric really the “golden spice” that can have neuroprotective properties on our brain? And can turmeric offer anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties to help us improve our health and fend off disease?
- Can cinnamon improve Type 2 Diabetes?
- Does the common flavoring vanilla extract have therapeutic properties?
- What is the thyroid-stimulating diet that includes organic vanilla extract?
Books About Common Superfoods
Below is a list of books I recommend reading regarding some of the common superfoods I discuss in my video. Rosemary Gladstar’s book is exceptionally excellent.
Also, for a resource on how to use common herbs and spices with outstanding health properties in your everyday cooking, I highly recommend Kami McBride’s book The Herbal Kitchen with an introduction by Rosemary Gladstar.
- 101 Amazing Uses for Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar Handbook
- Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs for Beginners
- Kami McBride’s The Herbal Kitchen
The top 10 superfoods I recommend in my video should be available at any grocery store. And in addition to these 10 foods, I also share a few bonus superfoods. I separated these foods into the bonus category because they might be more difficult to find at your local market.
Chances are these bonus superfoods are sold at specialty grocery stores or health food stores, or you may even need to go online to order them. (See my favorite supplies section.) Nevertheless, these bonus foods are some of the best superfoods, so I felt it was important for me to make you aware of them.
If these foods are in your grocery budget, they are excellent to stock in your Prepper Pantry. I go into detail about these bonus superfoods in my video:
- Dried Beef Liver Capsules
- Cod Liver Oil
- Holy Basil Tea and Moringa Tea
- Dehydrated Kefir Grains
Is Cod Liver Oil Supposed to Taste Bad?
If you previously tried taking liquid cod liver oil and found it unbearable, the oil was probably rancid. Cod liver oil should have a very mild aroma and taste.
In my top 10 superfoods video, I share my favorite liquid brand that is easy to take. However, if you can’t handle the thought of ingesting liquid cod liver oil, this brand also offers a capsule form.
Once you learn how healthy cod liver oil is for you, I am confident you will find a way to work it into your daily regimen. Read this scientific study aptly titled, Mother Was Right About Cod Liver Oil, and you will see why I stress the importance of including this elixir in a traditional nutrient-dense foods diet!
To learn more about all the benefits of cod liver oil, be sure to visit the Weston A. Price Foundation website.
Fascinating Research About Holy Basil and Moringa
Holy Basil and Moringa teas are two bonus superfoods I discuss in my video, but I thought you might enjoy reading more about them in these two scientific studies:
- Although Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, appears to offer health benefits, is Tulsi safe for human consumption?
- Do the leaves from the Moringa plant fight inflammation to help stop cancer, diabetes, and obesity in their tracks?
And If you’d like to learn how to grow Holy Basil and Moringa in your garden, be sure to watch the following video.
You can also make superfoods at home using ingredients from your Four Corners Pantry. In this section, I share a number of videos where I show you how to make homemade nutrient-dense superfoods.
These superfood smoothies are some of my favorite and most flavorful. (And be sure to download the free smoothie checklist too!)
Bone Broth Superfood
My five ways to use bone broth video also talks about how to add bone broth to a variety of foods, including smoothies, for a superfood boost. Yes, you read that correctly! You can add bone broth to smoothies for a collagen boost without having to purchase expensive collagen powders.
And in the video below, I share which bone broth works best in which smoothie. (Hint: Fish bone broth is super in green smoothies. I kid you not!)
Beets are loaded with all kinds of vitamins and minerals. They really are one of nature’s superfoods. (Dare I say even better than kale!) Beets are rich in nitric oxide, and according to scientists, beets can preserve our cardiovascular health as we age.
In the following recipe video, I show you how to dehydrate beets and turn them into a shelf-stable powder. Afterward, you can rehydrate your homemade beet powder to make a refreshing drink or use the powder to add a nutritional boost to smoothies.
Super Mineral Broth
Vegetables are rich in a host of minerals, many of which are often deficient in our modern diets. The super mineral broth that I share in the video below is perfect for restoring or improving our body’s mineral balance. And it’s tasty too! 😉
Saturated Fats and Nourishing Traditions
Saturated fats are exceptionally important for nourishing our brains, as I discuss in my superfoods video. And the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon is an outstanding resource to learn more about this important topic.
Be sure to watch the video below, where I share more about this amazing book that jumpstarted the modern-day traditional foods movement!
Vitamin C Recipes
As I discuss in my superfoods video, supplementing with Vitamin C can often help lessen the duration of a cold. But when it comes to doing this, I prefer to use real food sources of Vitamin C, rather than rely on non-domestic made sources of ascorbic acid.
Some of my favorite ways to add Vitamin C to my diet is with Rose Hips Syrup and Crispy Citrus Chips. Be sure to give them a try in the following videos.
Learn How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar
As part of my superfoods video, I discuss the difference between store-bought vinegars (whether pasteurized or raw) and homemade vinegar.
Making your own homemade apple cider vinegar is very easy to do and a lot less expensive than buying the store-bought version. Plus, your homemade version will always be raw and loaded with natural probiotics for maintaining or improving digestive health.
Learn How to Make Extracts
Did you know that vanilla extract is tasty and good for your health? Ever wondered if you could make a homemade version of vanilla extract? Well, wonder no more!
Homemade Vanilla Extract is one of the easiest things you will ever make, as I show you in the following recipe video. Plus, you will only have to make it once to have a perpetual supply!
Once you see how easy it is to make vanilla extract, you’ll want to try your hand at making other flavored extracts, including citrus extracts, chocolate extracts, and more! I show you how to make 10 homemade extracts in the following recipe video.
Learn How to Make Seasonings
It always makes meal preparation easy when you have a “house” seasoning blend to turn to. And the seasoning blend that I share below is flavorful and loaded with nutrient-rich ingredients.
Once you have made this house seasoning, be sure to experiment with making more seasoning types. In the following recipe video, you’ll learn how to make 10 blends of homemade seasonings, including Italian seasoning, Herbs de Provence, and barbecue seasoning. You’ll even make a homemade ranch seasoning that will help you whip up a ranch dressing or dip in no time!
Liver and Fermented Ketchup Are Great Together
In addition to getting Vitamins A and D from cod liver oil, you can also get them from beef liver. These vitamins are so important to good health. However, if you’ve shied away from eating liver in the past, I’m confident you’ll change your mind after trying my beef liver nuggets.
- How to Cook Beef Liver (Your Kids Will Love)
And once you dip your fried beef livers in your homemade probiotic-rich fermented ketchup, you are never going to want to buy store-bought ketchup again!
Learn How to Make Milk Kefir
Want to drink a beverage so high in probiotics (gut-loving good bacteria) that just a tablespoon can boost your digestive system? Well, you will love the video below where I show you how easy it is to make Milk Kefir. It’s a delightfully effervescent drink known as the Champagne of Milk!
The Four Corners Pantry
When I use the general term pantry in my video, I am referring to what I call the Four Corners Pantry. This term indicates the four areas where we generally store food in our home, and these areas include your:
- Working Pantry – where you store non-perishable foods that you access on a regular basis
- Extended or Prepper Pantry – where you store backup non-perishable foods that you use to restock your Working Pantry.
If you haven’t had a chance to create your Prepper Pantry, I’ll show you how to stock one over time or quickly in the following videos.
Download Your Free 36-Page Pantry List
As you stock your Four Corners Pantry and you feel you need some help with what to stock, I’m here to help! For an extensive list of the traditional foods you can make and purchase to stock your pantry, be sure to download my free 36-page Traditional Foods Pantry List. This comprehensive eBook is full of links to recipe videos, helpful articles, and more!
Looking for Beef Bones for Bone Broth?
Bone broth is wonderfully rich in gelatin (cooked collagen) that soothes our digestive system and improves the quality of our skin, hair, and nails. However, with the popularity of this superfood, sometimes finding high-quality beef bones to make homemade bone broth can be difficult.
If you can’t find beef bones from grass-fed cows in your neighborhood supermarket or farmer’s market, check out US Wellness Meats for a wide selection of beef bones, grass-fed beef, and more.
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This post is not sponsored. I’m a long-time customer of US Wellness Meats because I have always been impressed by the quality of their products. Check out my US Wellness Meats unboxing video to see the types of products you can get, including bones for beef bone broth!
Kitchen Academy Videos
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In the following members-only video, I talk about the Importance of Cooking with Traditional Fats, focusing on butter and ghee. And as you discovered, ghee is a superfood!
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- Apple Cider Vinegar (raw)
- Beef Liver Powder
- Chia Seeds
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- Cod Liver Oil
- Digestive Enzymes
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- Vitamin C Capsules
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