What items should be included for a healthy grocery list? In order to keep your immune system functioning at its best and to prevent illnesses and disease, there are several types of food you should consume on a daily basis.
Fruits and vegetables are perhaps the most important items to be included in a healthy grocery list. Organic ones should be chosen as much as possible. They do cost more, but buying organic ones is the only way to ensure they will be entirely free of chemicals. In addition, they taste a lot better. The darker the fruit or vegetable is, the more antioxidants it contains. Leafy green vegetables, broccoli, and all berries are excellent choices. Citrus fruits provide vitamin C but the acid may upset your digestive system. If that is the case, peppers, broccoli, kale, strawberries and Brussels sprouts are good sources.
A healthy grocery list should also include omega 3 fatty acids sources. These foods are good for heart health and reduce inflammation. Food that contains omega 3 includes fish, pecans, pine nuts, almonds, and flax seed or flax seed oil. The oil has a bit of a nutty flavor and is a healthy choice for salads, rather than commercial salad dressings.
We also need adequate amounts of calcium for bone and joint health. Although dairy products all have calcium, there are other sources as well for those who are lactose intolerant. Tofu, salmon, soy milk, sardines, almonds, cabbage, kale, and broccoli are good choices. Greek yogurt has much less sugar than other brands.
Our bodies need plenty of fiber to keep our digestive system functioning well. In addition to fruit and vegetables, whole, grains, beans, flax seed, figs, prunes, oats, pine nuts, almonds and sunflower seeds all contain fiber.
Many commercially made juices contain sugar and other additives. The healthiest juices by far are those made at home with a juicer. However, if you do want to buy juice, the best ones are those that are organic and do not have added sugar.
These foods for a healthy grocery list contain all the nutrition your body needs. For optimal taste and health benefits, fruit and vegetables should be consumed within a few days at the most so they retain most of the nutrients.
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