Foods that prevent vitamin deficiencies were always something I found myself talking about when I owned and operated my own health food retail store. It seemed to be preferable for a lot of people to eat foods that prevent vitamin deficiencies in an attempt to save money on vitamin purchases. Smart move in my opinion because the body always recognizes nutrients in quality organic whole food without fail. Many times the vitamins in pill form get passed through the system. Especially if their in tablet form.
As a result of the demand for this, I became pretty well versed on the foods that were known for their abundance of nutrition to prevent vitamin deficiencies. One of my favorite sources to learn this information was a book called “Healing with Whole Foods” by Paul Pitchford. Here’s a few suggestions for the foods to use for plenty of nutrition that prevents vitamin deficiencies.
This food is used in many societies to prevent malnourishment. With good reason too, because this food is plentiful in protein and calcium, as well as being a great source of an essential fatty acid called alpha linolenic acid. This fatty acid is significant in the development of brain structure, making it important for the early years. Tofu and tempeh are great ways to eat this food.
Quinoa and Amaranth
Amaranth and quinoa both have more protein and calcium than cow’s milk. These two grains when combined with other grains like wheat, have a better amino acid profile than does meat. Sprouting these grains creates a lot of nutritional value as well if you like to sprout and enjoy eating them. Combining them with rice, oats and barley, all grains which are sweeter tasting to counter the bitterness of quinoa and amaranth.
Royal jelly is a food made by the queen bee and is thought to help her sustain a long quality life. I’ve heard numbers like 20 times longer than worker bees. This is because Royal Jelly is known for being a complete food. It’s available commercially in health food retail stores and is used by nutritionists and others for boosting nutrients for vitamin deficient children.
Healing with Whole Foods
Chinese health practitioners have used micro-algae foods like spirulina to help the malnourished children of their nation for decades. Combined with fish this seaweed can turn around even severe cases of vitamin deficiencies that have advanced to malnourishment. No doubt that it’s abundance of omega 3’s and other essential fatty acids has a huge role in that fact.