Today, when it comes to having healthy diet there might be a few problems. There are foods that are appealing as healthy but they are not that healthy and many people are still adding those foods into their healthy diet and they believe that they are consuming something really beneficial for their health. Why is this so? –It is not so hard to guess, it is due to the media. The big food companies pay big amounts of money so their products can be advertised on the media and they name those products as healthy but they are everything just not healthy for people.
Today many people are making their healthy grocery lists much easier especially when the people want to have healthy diet and to lose weight thanks to the products that are labeled with ‘’organic’’, ‘’low fat’’, ‘’1/3 the calories’’, and more. These people believe that they are doing the right thing and that they will obtain all the benefits from those products but what those people do not realize is that they will do a really good thing for their health and their dieting if they stop buying those products.
When it comes to healthy grocery list it does not mean that it should be focused only on how much calories is in the food. It is a mistake to fill in your grocery carts with ‘’low calorie, and low fat healthy foods’’. You and all your loved ones need to get the real and delicious nourishing food. In this article you will read the perfect grocery list for a healthier and longer life and this list is especially good for the people that are trying to lose some weight. This list is focused on foods that are low in extra additives but really high in nutrients.
The perfect healthy grocery list
-Unprocessed, whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, steel cut oats, couscous, whole wheat pasta.
-Beans – pinto, navy, black, kidney or/and garbonzo. Prepare them with small amounts of salt and pepper and always reach for the cheapest and lowest sodium options.
-Nuts: cashews, almonds, walnuts, and more.
-Vegetables: Peppers, celery, beets, cabbage, kale, radish, spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, carrots, onions, romaine lettuce, zucchini, cucumber and more.
-Fruits: Watermelon, raspberries, apricots, pineapple, strawberries, oranges, grapes, bananas, blueberries, peaches, apples, tomatoes, avocado, cherries, nectarines, and more.
-Dairy healthy grocery:
1. Cheese that is as less processed as possible. Products that are imitation of cheese or that are labeled with low calorie should be avoided.
2. Plain yogurt can be used as sour cream and if you do not like the taste of plain yogurt you can enrich the taste with adding a little bit of honey.
3. Butter – Avoid the imitations and the products labeled with 0 calories because they will make your body exposed to chemicals and that will make you to be even hungrier than before and not to keep you full. 3. Low fat milk. 4. Eggs.
-Meat: fish and seafood (cod, salmon, halibut, and more), chicken breast, pork chops.
-If you want to get a chocolate reach for the dark chocolate that is from simple ingredients (high amounts of cocoa and no unfamiliar ingredients).
-Also if you want to have a healthier life you should start making your own bread and tortillas if you cannot ‘give up’ from the sandwiches, burritos and toasts.
-When you are buying bread search for the whole grain bread that is with simple ingredients.
-You can also buy nut butters or canned tomatoes.
-Just like in the cases with dark chocolate and the whole grain bread, if you want to get crackers or chips you should search the ones that are with simple ingredients and processed as less as possible.
-Use olive oil, sesame oil and vegetable oil as your cooking oils but be careful with olive oil if you are cooking on high heat.
-Spices such as black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, cilantro, garlic cloves, ginger, oregano, parsley, coriander, cumin and more should be used for cooking and for enriching the taste of your meals. But it is important to buy them fresh or to grow them yourself for the maximum benefit.
-Always search for the pure honey that is organic and unpasteurized and use it for everything that you want to sweeten.