The Healthiest Foods to Add to Your Grocery List

  • Author Wadner Tranchant
  • Published April 13, 2013
  • Word count 522

“Super-foods” are staples that research shows are richer in nutrients without the high calorie content. As a consequence they have so many health benefits, and they are not even expensive at all. The healthiest food that we have is full of essential vitamins and minerals. There are so many health foods already available out there. And they are already in grocery stalls but we just don’t buy enough of them.

Once your grocery list is full of vibrant and healthy ingredients then you are on your way to a healthier lifestyle. And you can rest assured that you are doing what you need to do in order to lower your risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and even certain forms of cancer.

Green and Leafy Vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are super healthy foods and amongst the best of them is spinach which is very rich in iron. Here’s one important tip about spinach—it is most nutritious when eaten cooked and not raw as popularly believed. Spinach is a dark leafy green vegetable and they are the healthiest types containing not just vitamins, minerals and many other nutrients, but a lot of fiber as well. Eating a lot of dark green leafy vegetables

Oatmeal, Cereals, and Whole-grain Bread

Oatmeal has so much fiber that if you take five to ten grams a day, you lower the bad cholesterol in your system. Other fiber rich foods such as cereals and whole grain bread are also ideal diet staples because they have a lot of iron and Vitamin B as well. In addition, slow release carbs such as oatmeal increases fat burning when eaten a few hours before exercising. Whole-grain bread has a similar effect, and that is why they are ultimately the better choice over regular white bread.

Citrusy Fruits

Antioxidants are widely known for their anti-carcinogenic effect. They contain free radicals that help lower the risk of developing certain cancers. Citrus fruits have a lot of antioxidants aside from the vitamins that they have become popular for. One lemon for example has all the Vitamin C that you need for one day. And that’s not the only benefit of having one lemon a day. It also causes an increase in high density cholesterol. One way to take your lemon is to squeeze some into your cup of green tea. And in addition to that, the lemon in your tea would facilitate the body’s absorption of the antioxidants that the green tea contains.

Soy Products

One of the most popular Vegan Foods is soy. Soy products are popular in many circles for their many nutritional benefits. It is a primary protein alternative to traditional source such as meat, fish, and poultry. The amino acids that they contain are similar to that of meat and thus the health benefits are similar. Soy is thus a complete protein source. There are many ways to prepare and eat soy products. One of its most popular preparations is steaming. Its most popular form is tofu. And there’s also soy milk that has become quite the craze these days.