WRITTEN BY R.D.N ANTONIO GÓMEZ
Undernourishment is the side of Nutrition that more often than not gets neglected, it is, in fact, overweight and obesity the top two dietary medical conditions in the modern world that leads to cardiovascular and metabolic complications, nevertheless undernourishment is a nutritional concern in developing regions, Africa is the most malnourished region in the world.
Underdeveloped countries are not the only ones facing a lack of a nutrient-rich diet, but even in economically developed countries, we can find deficiencies in micronutrients.
The overconsumption of refined sugars and trans fats foods may not make an impact in weight management, there are many individuals with that type of diet that do not go up or down in the scale but a blood work may tell a different story, undernourishment due to lack of rich micronutrients in the diet.
The aim of these series of posts is to introduce our readers to forgotten foods, ancient foods that have proven by either historical uses and/or scientific evidence to have unique properties and/or a very high nutrient-rich profile.
Industrialized food has taken a great impact in global health, modernization in the form of frozen food and fast food is present in almost every country, the lack in the diet of fruits and vegetables is losing importance as younger generations emerge.
In WholeFort we’ve done extensive research, through a comprehensive literature review we’ve gathered data of the top ten ancient foods with scientific evidence in human health benefits due to unique properties and/or nutrient profile.
We’ve called this series “Ten Ancient Healthy Foods You Should Know About” in which we’ll explore ten of the most unique foods with the purpose to provide quality information to our readers and to help them to introduce these foods on their diets.
- Chia Seeds
- Curcuma (Turmeric)
- Khorasan wheat
- Purple Corn
Each food is simplified for a better understanding into 5 categories, being: