Your local grocery store is packed with thousands of food options. While many of the packaged options may tout nutritional benefits, they are more than likely not as healthy as they might seem. Below is a list of some of the best foods that you can buy in a grocery store.
Almonds: Excellent source of monounsaturated fat, protein, and vitamins.
Asparagus: Contains high levels of folic acid, which can help regulate moods by releasing serotonin
Avocados: Linked to improved cardiovascular health and blood sugar regulation
Berries: Contain high levels of vitamins and antioxidants
Bell peppers: Consumption can assist the body in neutralizing free radicals, reducing your risk of disease
Black beans: Nutrient-packed, heart healthy, and cheap
Broccoli: Anti-cancer nutrients
Brussels sprouts: Packed with essential nutrients and has the potential to prevent cancer
Butternut squash: Low in calories and high in vitamin C
Chicken breast: Source of lean protein; choose the organic, grass-fed chicken to get the most nutritional benefit
Edamame: One of the few natural sources of vitamin E
Eggs: Low in price, high in protein, and available year round
Flaxseed: Abundant source of fiber, magnesium and calcium
Garlic: Reduces cholesterol and triglycerides and protects blood cells and vessels from inflammatory stress
Onion: Protects against heart attack
Spinach: One of the most nutrient dense foods
Salmon: Lean protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids
Sweet potatoes: Excellent source of fiber, beta-carotene, and multiple vitamins
Tomatoes: Loaded with antioxidants, low in calories, and packed with anti-cancer benefits
Yogurt: Studies link yogurt consumption to better digestive health and an overall lower body fat percentage
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