Hi Shinita, I can’t help but think if we went on that negligible amount principle we would have to pretty much gorge ourselves on every food said to be beneficial in order to reap those benefits, and we’d be making ourselves ill. We’d gorge on fruits and berries, or we’d gorge on organ meats, eggs, fish or muscle meats. I may be a strange one believing in variety and moderation more. I think what everyone agrees with universally even with opposing viewpoints when it comes to specific WOEs, is that we absolutely don’t need processed foods, sugar and seed oils in our lives, and should avoid them. I would throw in sweeteners in there as well, but that’s just my personal opinion.
But as to micronutrients, minerals and vitamins, we try to reach our requirements the best way we can. I even feel really good about my quarter teaspoon raw honey in the morning. And my raw milk has given me loads more energy, but one small and a half glass is enough. I don’t need to drink the whole bottle. That would be too expensive anyway.
But I also believe in variety for a healthy well-functioning biome which is why I am looking into eating more varied seafood, and organ meats. But if all I could afford was one tiny amount of grassfed beef or chicken liver from the local butcher a week, or every second week, I would still see it as beneficial, as opposed to thinking I would need to eat much more to reap the benefits.
When I think of eating fresh berries in season, I am thinking one cup fresh mixed berries picked by myself, eaten daily. And that should certainly be plenty. I remember when eating this in the past there’s this sense of wellbeing and balance and harmony that comes over your body, nothing like when you devour a piece of cake. That is a horrible feeling, I concur from all the birthday parties I’ve attended over the years. Even as a child I hated this feeling. But berries, fresh seasonal tart berries, it is another feeling entirely for me. No blood sugar spike or crash, just that feeling of harmony and wellness.
Walking is another part of being healthy, to walk, enjoy the scenery and that lovely fresh countryside air. I could never live in a city, though some people love it. My walk took me to that nice farm again, it always puts me in a good mood to visit that place, with lovely grass for their cows and their hens.
Anyway we can try to achieve optimum health, but in the end I don’t believe it exists, though I do feel much better since incorporating raw milk and simultaneously giving up conventional dairy, I have more energy. But I could never for example run a marathon. When I grew up, back in my home country Norway, I would ski a lot, but I haven’t had the balance for that since many years. But walking is excellent anyway. I don’t believe in overdoing it. I suppose you could say I’m quite a sedentary person, but for my refreshing walks, and housework.
Anyway, we do our best with what we have Shinita, as every day is precious, and our bodies really do deserve our best efforts and our best feet forward🙂