You don’t have to choose between enjoyment and health. Stock up on these flavorful items and enjoy surprising health dividends.
- Sweet potatoes: Supply superb nutrition-fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, folic acid, magnesium, and potassium. Their edible skins have even more fiber. Grab the darkest varieties, such as yams, which have the most goodies.
- Grape tomatoes: The chicest finger food imaginable: red, sweet, juicy, and high in vitamins A and C. Use them to garnish with instead of parsley for meals.
- Salmon & tuna: High in protein, important minerals, Omega-3, and natural fish oils. Not to mention vitamins A, D, E, B-6, and B-12.
- Pre-washed, pre-cut mixed greens: These are more readily available than ever, ready to shake from the bag directly into your bowl. Make sure to grab the bags with the dark green leaves, the more the better the savory nutrition.
- Whole-grain rye crackers: High in fiber, rye’s great flavor, crisp texture, and satisfying nutrition pair naturally with a tasty veggie-based dip.
- Fat-free milk: Loaded with vitamin A, B-2, and B-12, not to mention calcium, potassium, and phosphorous, milk not only “does a body good”, but teeth as well. Just make sure to choose fat-free to keep saturated fat and cholesterol low. And don’t forget to brush!
- Brown rice: Nourishing grain now comes in a quick microwavable form. This means it’s easier than ever to get the B-1, B-3, B-6, E, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and fiber this grain supplies.
- All berries: blue, straw, cran, rasp, Boysen, etc.: All berries are excellent sources of phytochemicals. Available year-round, fresh or frozen, berries nutrient dense containing fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium, and antioxidants. Many even have additional health benefits.
- Such as cranberries that promote urinary tract health, as well as a healthy heart, teeth, and gums.
- Winter squash: Nothing says abundant harvest like a vegetable with a rich orange hue. Not just a colorful part of your holiday centerpiece, winter squash is full of vitamins A, B-1, B-3, B-6, and C, plus manganese, copper, potassium, fiber, and pantothenic acid.
- Apples & pears: Both an excellent source of antioxidants and phytochemicals. And while apples high fiber content and pectin aid in lowering cholesterol levels, pears are good sources of vitamin C and copper.
So when it comes to good health, think color, color, color…green, orange, red, even blue!