Must-have foods on your grocery list

If you are trying to get healthy and lose weight then it is time to take a closer look at your grocery list or examine the contents of your grocery cart. So if your cart is full of chips and candy, it is time to put them back on the shelf and instead include these foods  on your grocery list. Using these ingredients in your meals will not only help you lose weight and get strong and healthy, but it will also help your metabolism, heart, brain function, blood cells and other vital organs.

Low fat yogurt: Is high in protein, calcium, probiotics and vitamin B12 and contains a large amount of good bacteria.  Some studies also show that yogurt can help one lose weight and fend off a cold.  So if you’re looking to drop a dress size, add yogurt to your grocery list.

Oily fish: Like mackerel salmon, tuna and sardines are good sources of Vitamin D, B12, magnesium, protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Oily fish is also good for the brain, supports the heart and boosts metabolism and slows down the ageing process. So if you want to get skinny and have a glowing complexion, make sure you include this fish at least three to five times a week.

Eggs: Are rich in choline and protein, which are essential for a healthy brain and heart. Eggs can also regulate blood sugar levels and promote lean muscle mass. Also, if you want thick, strong, shiny hair, add them to your list.

Broccoli: Broccoli is loaded with B vitamins, plant protein, Vitamin C and fibre. It is really good for the digestive system and keeps you regular. It is also a good brain food and can boost metabolism.

Tomatoes: Are rich in vitamins A, C, K, lycopene, folate and potassium. Tomatoes also contain thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, which may reduce one’s chances of  getting blood pressure, cholesterol, strokes and heart disease.

Carrots: Are rich in magnesium, fibre, vitamin C and A and  protect the body  and eyes from macular degeneration and cataracts.  Studies have also shown that carrots can reduce one’s risk against breast and colon cancer. Since carrots are high in vitamin A they are beneficial for the skin, hair and nails and can also protect the skin from sun damage. Carrots also prevent acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes and an uneven skin tone.

Spinach: Is rich in magnesium, folate and iron, which can boost your energy levels and speed up the metabolic process.  Spinach is also high in fibre and can keep you fuller from a longer time, thereby preventing one from snacking on unhealthy food.

Onions: Are rich in fibre, water and sulfur, which keeps the liver healthy, flushes out impurities and helps get rid of toxins in the blood. Sulfur is also important for a clear, beautiful complexion. Onions can also boost immunity and fight against harmful bacteria.

Oatmeal: Is packed with fibre, magnesium, B vitamins and protein. It also contains beta-glucans, which is important for lowering cholesterol levels, flushing out unhealthy fats and cleaning out the arteries from plaque build-up. Besides it stablises blood sugar levels and keeps you fuller from a longer time. So add a box of oatmeal to your grocery cart, if you want to stay lean and healthy.

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