Being Marge: Part 4 of 12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Part 4 of 12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen


Part 4 - 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 

If you missed Part 3 of 12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen, you can check it out here:
http://beingmargebrown.blogspot.com/2017/01/part-3-of-12-essential-foods-to-stock.html




Green Tea


 The catechins (antioxidants) in green tea make it such a healthy drink because they promote healthy cell growth, lower cholesterol, and help keep blood pressure in check. Green tea also helps reduce inflammation, counteracts bad breath, and has been shown in some studies to promote short-term fat-burning. Imagine what a relaxing daily green tea break can do for your overall stress level! Although green tea has less caffeine than coffee, it has been shown to stimulate brain function and even lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Resist the temptation to add daily products or sugar to your green tea, to gain its maximum health benefits.

  Beans

 

Beans are a near perfect food staple for your healthy kitchen. They are low in calories, available in many varieties, inexpensive, and high in antioxidants, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. When you eat beans, they tend to make you feel full and can thus promote weight loss. Make sure to cook beans thoroughly, because some varieties can be toxic if undercooked. Check out the variety of beans at your grocery store. If you buy dry beans, then you need to soak them in water overnight before cooking them. Consider all the ways to incorporate healthy beans into your diet – salads, stews, dips, stews, soups, and make them a diet staple.



1     Sweet potatoes

 

 


Sweet potatoes, commonly confused with yams, are a versatile food you can use for snacks and side dishes. They are rich in beta-carotene and Vitamins A, E, and C, and they also contain high levels of heart-healthy Vitamin B6 and potassium. Another reason to stock and eat sweet potatoes on a regular basis is that they are also high in antioxidants to fight damaging free radicals in your system. Sweet potatoes have a relatively high fiber content, making them a slow-burning starch. With their mild flavor, mouth-watering color, and exceptional health benefits, sweet potatoes should be consumed in every season!



 P.S. How about 70 Super Foods for breakfast? 

 
 
And, if you want to learn more about why I jump start my day by drinking 70 super foods in Shakeology, go here: http://fitsolutionsblog.com/shakeology/#!1872.

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