SourcingI recommend buying organic, grass-fed, non-GMO, FairTrade, sustainable options whenever possible, ESPECIALLY for animal products. Here's why:
Organic + non-GMO:
Grass-fed + Free-range:
DIY - Make Your OwnIf you have the time, making your own ingredients allows for the highest level of quality control, and is often more affordable.
For Nuts and Legumes- in their raw state these have natural protection against being digested, so when eaten raw they can cause bad indigestion and even gut damage. To fix this just soak them before eating.
Here are some links for recipes I use:
Purchasing IngredientsAs for ingredients that can rarely be made at home, many can be bought online or from whole/natural foods stores such as Trader Joe's.
Click on each ingredient to find out more about how it's made, where it comes from, the health/nutrition information, and an example product from Amazon:
- Erythritol (granulated)
- Stevia (liquid)
- Xylitol (granulated)
- Maltitol (liquid)
- Isomalt (granulated)
- Honey (raw)
- Maple Syrup (organic)
- Ground Dates (paste or syrup)
- DO NOT USE artificial chemical sweeteners like Splenda (sucralose) or Aspartame (Equal/Sweet'n'Low)