Always keep this in your kitchen!

What you eat on a daily basis has a high impact on your health. Good nutrition is essential for leading a healthy lifestyle. When paired with exercise, a nutritious diet may help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, lower your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, and boost your overall health and well-being. On the other hand, a diet heavy in calories, salt, sugars, saturated fat, and low in fruits, vegetables, calcium, fiber, and whole grains can severely affect your weight loss plans, and contributes to some of the major causes of death and raises the risk of multiple diseases, including: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity, cancer, and osteoporosis.
But, guess what? Simply looking around your kitchen cupboard will reveal that all of these junk items may be readily replaced with healthier alternatives. One of the simplest and most successful methods to stick to a healthy eating plan is to stock your kitchen with nutritional food basics. Having healthful items on hand might make it simpler to prepare a nutritious and quick dinner rather than ordering takeout or opting for processed snacks. Here’s a list of some important foods that every person should keep in their kitchen:
1. Extra-virgin olive oil. Works as an anti-inflammatory, and much more!

2. Low-fat Greek yogurt. Rich in calcium, protein, and much more!

3. Honey. A good source of antioxidants, and much more!

4. Beans. A good source of protein, folate, and much more!

5. Quinoa. A tiny seed with a lot of protein & fiber.

6. Eggs. A great source of inexpensive, high-quality protein.

7. Fresh tomato & tomato paste. Rich in antioxidants.

8. Fresh herbs. Packed with vitamins, minerals & fiber.

9. Oatmeal. Rich in antioxidants, magnesium, iron, and much more!

Products for healthier food choices

Optima Naturals Manuka Honey 550 MGO

Active Manuka honey is a very valuable natural material that comes from nectar from the blossoms of the Manuka shrub. This Manuka honey is produced according to traditional knowledge of herbal medicine. As a grand finale, the product is supplemented with valuable essential oils from the leaves of the Manuka shrub.

Bob's Red Mill Organic White Quinoa Grain

Organic Quinoa Grain is one of our favorite ancient grains, honored as a sacred crop by the ancient Incas. Whole grain gluten free quinoa has a nutty flavor and is delicious in pilafs, salads, soups and stir fries. It’s also a good source of protein.

Bob's Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal Classic With Flax & Chia

Bob’s Mill Oatmeal Cup is a perfectly simple combination of wholesome gluten free Quick Cooking Rolled Oats, Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, stone ground Scottish Oatmeal, whole flaxseeds and chia seeds, with a pinch of sea salt.

Holland & barrett gluten free oats

Holland & Barrett Gluten-Free Oats have been carefully checked and packed right here in the UK. These gluten free oats can be used as a direct replacement for normal oatmeal, as a hearty porridge, overnight oats or in your favourite baking recipe.

Rude Health Granola Apple & Cinnamon Oats

Rude Health Spiced Apple Granola is a nutritious breakfast cereal packed with seven whole grains and baked with unrefined cane juice sugar, for a satisfying and indulgent morning treat. It includes real apple pieces, cinnamon, a menage of spelt and 6 exotic grains, finished off with a drizzle of honey.

Resources

Health.com. “20 Foods You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen”. Accessed June 29, 2021.

CDC. “Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight”. Accessed June 29, 2021.

Food guide – Canada. “Healthy food choices”. Accessed June 29, 2021.