Being Marge: Part 3 of 12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Part 3 of 12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen




If you missed Part 1 of 12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen, you can check it out here:  http://beingmargebrown.blogspot.com/2017/01/12-essential-foods-to-stock-in-your.html

If you missed Part 2 of 12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen, you can check it out here:
http://beingmargebrown.blogspot.com/2017/01/12-essential-foods-to-stock-in-your_19.html



1      Berries   
                           
  
  
When berries beckon in the spring and summer, it’s time to buy them fresh. It’s also a good idea to stock frozen berries year-round for their health benefits and delicious taste. Berries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins, which are anti-inflammatory compounds that may boost heart health and keep you mentally sharp. The high fiber content in berries can help your digestive system. Berries satiate you, so they can aid in weight control. Incorporate berries in your daily diet in meals or snacks for their health benefits, taste, and visual appeal.


      Honey    
                           


Honey, one of the oldest sweeteners known to man, is an important staple for your healthy kitchen. Buy raw and unfiltered honey, to get the maximum nutritional benefits. Although it’s anti-bacterial, fat-free, and sodium-free, honey is high in fructose, so it should be consumed sparingly, especially for people monitoring their sugar intake. Honey makes an excellent cough syrup; it’s an energy-booster and can enhance athletic performance; it can be used to treat wounds and ulcers; it can reduce dandruff; and honey can control allergy symptoms. Warning: Never give infants honey out of the bottle due to risk of botulism.


1      Garlic
                                           


Part of the onion family, garlic is not only a tasty food flavoring, but it has been cultivated and consumed for its health benefits for centuries. It’s best eaten in its raw state or semi-cooked to get the maximum health benefits. Garlic has high levels of a Sulphur compound called Allicin, which has antioxidant properties to help lower cholesterol and regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It helps to keep the digestive system free of toxins and helps to build immunity against colds and the flu. Note that garlic is not recommended for asthma patients. Others will benefit from its low-calorie count and high levels of Vitamin C and other vitamins.
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P.S. How about 70 Super Foods for breakfast?
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