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Grocery Essentials

Grocery Essentials

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Grocery Essentials

Grocery Essentials

Hello everyone, it is Monday, which means it is time to go grocery shopping for the week.

Grocery shopping may be difficult, especially when the entire store is filled with fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and extra essentials overwhelming your entire trip because there are so many options. To avoid being overwhelmed with the thought of grocery shopping, I am going to recommend my go-to produce items I buy at the grocery store.

I always have berries, apples, grapes and pears in my fridge because the daily consumption of berries, apples and grapes actually reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Also, eating berries, apples and pears as a part of your everyday helps with weight loss.

 Vegetables are a bit trickier because vegetables are not everyone’s favorite. However,  vegetables  have many benefits if incorporated into every meal. I recommend buying  broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, eggplant and leeks . Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale can protect against various cancers such as breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer. Eggplants are a good source of vitamins and help reduce high blood cholesterol. Also, incorporating leeks into your diet may reduce chronic diseases.  The meat section will depend on your diet, whether it is a vegan diet, vegetarian diet or not, the choices will vary. I like to have at least one meatless day in the week, so I will let you in on what I buy to stock up my fridge. If you are not vegan or vegetarian, I recommend chicken breast, salmon and lean turkey. If you are vegan, I recommend tofu and variety of beans such as garbanzo beans and lentils because  tofu  offers health benefits and  beans  provide a variety of micronutrients.

Vegetables are a bit trickier because vegetables are not everyone’s favorite. However, vegetables have many benefits if incorporated into every meal. I recommend buying broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, eggplant and leeks. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale can protect against various cancers such as breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer. Eggplants are a good source of vitamins and help reduce high blood cholesterol. Also, incorporating leeks into your diet may reduce chronic diseases.

The meat section will depend on your diet, whether it is a vegan diet, vegetarian diet or not, the choices will vary. I like to have at least one meatless day in the week, so I will let you in on what I buy to stock up my fridge. If you are not vegan or vegetarian, I recommend chicken breast, salmon and lean turkey. If you are vegan, I recommend tofu and variety of beans such as garbanzo beans and lentils because tofu offers health benefits and beans provide a variety of micronutrients.

 The same goes for dairy the products purchased will depend on the diet. If you are vegan or vegetarian, I recommend buying plant-based milk such as unsweetened almond milk or split pea milk because these types of milk also provide a source of protein and are great for those who are lactose intolerant. If you are not following a plant-based diet, I suggest buying lactose-free milk for those who are lactose intolerant and the lowest fat milk you can find to avoid extra fat in your diet.  The extras I believe are needed to make the food taste delicious are coriander, garlic and honey.

The same goes for dairy the products purchased will depend on the diet. If you are vegan or vegetarian, I recommend buying plant-based milk such as unsweetened almond milk or split pea milk because these types of milk also provide a source of protein and are great for those who are lactose intolerant. If you are not following a plant-based diet, I suggest buying lactose-free milk for those who are lactose intolerant and the lowest fat milk you can find to avoid extra fat in your diet.

The extras I believe are needed to make the food taste delicious are coriander, garlic and honey.