Dietary or nutritional thiocyanate is a very important substance necessary for optimal health and wellbeing. Thiocyanate is found in specific foods, common to the indigenous African diet as well as some Middle Eastern and Mediterranean diets.
When thiocyanate is present in the diet, it acts as an oxygen carrier and increases the capacity of the blood to transport the life-giving oxygen to every single cell of the body.
Thiocyanate is a must-have substance if one is dealing with the challenge of sickle cell anemia. Because of its oxygen-enhancing properties, a diet rich in thiocyanate is effective in helping mitigate sickling of the red blood cells (also known as sickle cell anemia), a blood disorder.
Eating for Bio-Genetics
It’s believed that food should come directly from the place of one’s birth because the food carries vitamins and minerals complimentary to our bio-genetic makeup.
Wherever you are from, ethnically speaking, that land has special and particular nutrients in the ground complimentary to one’s gene pool. People with heritage in other lands need those nutrients for optimal health and well being.
Even though our bodies have the ability to adapt to a foreign diet, this could be detrimental to one’s long term health if the person consumes the foreign diet more than his or her own native diet.
Dietary or nutritional thiocyanate foods include:
- Black eye peas
- Brussel sprouts
- Butter Beans
- Garbanzo beans
- Lima Beans
- Mustard (greens)
- White Yam
As herbalist Tim Morrow wisely says, “Eat the best of what’s available because the best is not available!” That’s true because in America, the best is not available, so we have to eat the best of what’s available.
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