Ever wanted to make some changes to your diet but didn’t know where to start - especially when it comes to the grocery store? We feel you! The language of some dietitians can make these changes seem over-complicated. Luckily for you, we have used our resources to gather information on nutritionist grocery haul must-haves!
You can start by grabbing one of the items below or you can get them all and start experimenting with new recipes!
Avocados are fruits. They are pear-shaped berries! Avocados are loaded with traces of minerals and vitamins. Trace minerals help protect the grey matter of your brain and maintain electrical currents in the body. Likewise, vitamins are essential to the overall function and blood health of your body. Not to mention, avocados are a very diverse food. As such, they can be used in everything from chocolate cake to guacamole!
Sweet potatoes are diverse, like avocados, and can also be used in sweet and savory dishes. Sweet potatoes come in color varieties as well. Don’t be afraid to try different ones. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene and can give life to your skin, hair, nail, and even your vision. Sweet potatoes are also a digestive aid. Did you know sweet potato purée can be used medicinally to aid digestive upsets? Plus sweet potato is a filling carb and gives fuel to your body!
Berries are amazing for our bodies in so many ways. Scientists also say that people who regularly consume berries live longer lifespans. Berries are rich in antioxidants allowing their juices to detoxify our blood and gut. Berries are good to purchase fresh or frozen. They can easily be made into smoothies or used as toppings. In addition, berries can be used to make warm desserts or in savory dishes! The chipotle raspberry sauce can go great with salmon or many other proteins.
Carrots are probably one of the best and most affordable buys at the grocery store. Carrots are excellent accessories in weight-loss management. These anti-inflammatory roots can boost immunity and promote brain health. Working a carrot salad or carrot juice into your daily meals can do wonders for your overall health and wellness!
Spinach is full of fiber and can be eaten raw or cooked! Spinach can protect and strengthen bones and treat anemia. It is also very low in calories but high in nutrients. Therefore, it is a green light to chow down on! Spinach contains a high amount of vitamin K which is a vitamin everyone needs an extra dose of. If you were traumatized by spinach as a kid, we encourage you to give it another try!
Yes, oatmeal! Oats are low in fat and cholesterol-free. They are good for your lungs and respiratory system. Oats are also high in fiber and leave you feeling full. One reason for this is that oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber. Beta-glucan partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution in your gut. Oats may help lower blood sugar levels, especially in people with overweight or who have type 2 diabetes. Oats for breakfast are a great way to start the day.
If you would like to try any of these items prepared the Greenheart way, here are some options of what to get from us!
You can try these at any of our four locations!