There’s a book that was compiled from Yogi Bhajan’s lectures called The Ancient Art of Self-Healing, Edited by Siri Amir Singh Khalsa, D.C. I got a copy of it up at the Summer Solstice in New Mexico. Other than that it’s pretty rare to find. It’s a fantastic book with all kinds of rare Ayurvedic treaments and recipes. The great thing is it’s indexed for easy searching by what’s ailing you. It’s a very interesting book and this is one of the appendices– a guide to vitamins and minerals by the foods in which you can find them. Coconut seems to be the winner– nearly a perfect food. I actually heard tell of some yogi in India who lived on one coconut a day for his whole life. Not one French Fry?
vitamins & minerals food-list follows below
VITAMIN / MINERAL SOURCES
apples, bananas, carrots, papayas, white strings inside the peels of bananas and oranges.
apples, coconut, papayas.
apples, carrots, coconut milk, grapes, green chilies, lemons, olives (extremely high) , oranges, papayas, rosehips.
apples, bananas, cabbage, carrots, dairy products, figs, lemons, oranges, papayas, parsley, sesame seeds, watercress.
coconut, pineapple, watercress.
apples, apricots, bananas parsley.
apples, coconut, grapes, lemons, oranges, sesame seeds.
bananas (very high), coconut, olives, red chilies.
apples, bananas, coconut, grapes, horseradish, lemons, olives (best), oranges, parsley, sesame seeds, zucchini.
apples, coconut has ALL the amino acids and is therefore a complete protein.
apples, bananas, oranges.
chili peppers, garlic, horseradish, onions, parsley, watercress.