Being Marge: 12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen - Part 1

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen - Part 1

    Since January is the time when most people want to get back on track with their health  and fitness, it's a good time to consider a list of 12 Essential Foods to Stock in Your Healthy Kitchen. This is the first of a four-part series, giving you the details.

   1.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil 


Use extra virgin olive oil daily and you’ll gain amazing health benefits. First, be sure you purchase “extra virgin” olive oil, because it’s more nutrition dense and tastier than regular olive oil and it’s extracted from olives with only natural methods. Extra virgin olive oil contains beneficial fatty acids, and it’s replete with antioxidants and nutrients that can fight inflammation, a prime factor in various diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. Use this natural ingredient liberally to help protect you and your family from high blood pressure, oxidation of LDL particles, and inflammation. 

    2.   Kale 


Kale should top your list of healthy ingredients. It’s low in calories, high in fiber, and has zero fat. It supports your body's detoxification process. Kale supports your cardiovascular system and helps to lower cholesterol, especially if steamed.  It contains powerful antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals that cause cell oxidation. Kale has anti-inflammatory properties that work with its antioxidants to help prevent and combat some types of cancer. It's rich in Vitamins C, A, K, and iron, which provide a myriad of benefits, such as helping to lower blood pressure, protecting against eye diseases, maintaining healthy bones and teeth, and supporting your body's nervous system.

    3. Avocado