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The Most Nutrition in the Least Food Crops

1. Amaranth grain (and leaves) – staple food, provides carbs, protein, fiber, electrolytes, minerals, some vitamins. 2. Canola oilseed – provides dietary fat, including omega-6 and omega-3 (the essential fatty acids). 3. Soybeans – additional protein, fat, fiber, electrolytes, iron, … Continue reading

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Hunger Checklist: needs for the future of food security

In no particular order: 1. GMO: make a food crop that produces vitamin B-12 through plant genetics. Optimum plant would not be a staple crop, but a crop that complements any staple food, such as pepper or mushroom. 2. Availability: … Continue reading

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Amaranth or White Rice versus World Hunger?

Many hungry persons in the world subsist mainly on white rice as their daily food. If amaranth, a pseudo-cereal similar to quinoa and buckwheat, were substituted for white rice, in equal amounts, the hungry would receive much more nutrition. Now … Continue reading

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Tryptophan-Carb Snacks

In the morning, have 10 to 20 grams of protein from almost any source, along with complex carbs (starches) and simple carbs (sugary foods) for your breakfast. Most of your carbs should be COMPLEX CARBS. The combination of protein and … Continue reading

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More on the Tryptophan Carb Diet

I’ve developed what may possibly be an effective dietary intervention for anxiety. It’s based on a study showing that higher blood glucose levels plus high-tryptophan types of protein will decrease symptoms of social anxiety. Other studies have shown tryptophan can … Continue reading

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How To Increase Tryptophan In Your Diet

Summary: The combination of a high-tryptophan protein source with complex carbs (and the occasional sugary snack or dessert) may have a benefitical effect on mood. Overview: Start with your normal healthy or relatively healthy (or at least your normal diet … Continue reading

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Salt is an Essential Nutrient

You need at least 3 grams of salt (NaCl; sodium chloride) in your diet each day, but up to 6 grams of salt is still healthy. Now 3 to 6 grams of salt is about 1/2 to 1 full teaspoon … Continue reading