Healthy Food at Your Local Store

Healthy Food at Your Local Store

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A healthier lifestyle starts with good nutrition. Good nutrition starts with smart choices made on your trip to the grocery store.
Navigating the endless aisles of a grocery store can tempt you to grab less healthier food options than wholesome good-for-you healthy choices. Cooking up healthy meals requires a bunch of healthy ingredients at your kitchen’s disposal. Therefore, it’s best to train your mindset to resist the overwhelming urge of filling up your grocery cart with unhealthy food choices.

Here’s our round-up of healthy goodies that you can find in almost any local store available in Riyadh.

Avocados

Also known as butter fruits or alligator pears, the pear-shaped fruit is incredibly nutritious and packed with a bundle of health benefits. Guacamole is one of the signature recipes where avocados are used as the main ingredient. Apart from that, avocados are skyrocketing their way to every other food from salads and wraps to smoothies and even brownies. With a buttery flesh texture on the inside, this delicious fruit provides healthier fats and nutrients that can help in maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels, digestion and vision. Avocados are proven to ward off Cancer, Arthritis, Inflammation and even Osteoporosis.

Goat cheese

Goat cheese is the go-to for all the Fromage lovers looking for a healthier option of cheese. The cheese is much softer and tangier compared to standard cow’s cheese. And comparatively has a higher level of fat and minerals than cow cheese. Goat cheese promotes the development of good intestinal bacteria and is rich in helpful probiotics. It is relatively low in fat and lactose intolerant content.

Quinoa

Widely popular among all health lovers, Quinoa seeds are the ultimatum of health food. From salads to rice to protein shakes quinoa is a present ingredient in every healthy food recipe. The reason behind its widely aroused popularity is the string of versatile nutritional benefits it possesses. Quinoa is rich in protein, minerals and consists of all nine of the essential amino acids. It is a plant food that is gluten-free and has increased levels of fiber content, nutrients and other helpful antioxidants.

Couscous

CousCous is a super versatile food type made with semolina seeds and is a bearer of a wide variety of health benefits. Delicious delicacies can be cooked up with the help of couscous. Couscous has sufficiently good levels of protein, fiber and other nutrients. The health benefits of couscous include maintaining heart health, prevention of bacterial and viral infections, promotion of healthy metabolism of the body, controlling body fluid levels, easy digestion, weight loss, and immunity boost.

Oats 

The whole-grain cereal is loaded with fibers and is a delicious way to start up your morning. Oats can cook up the coziest breakfast meals ever. Oats are also used in making sweet/savory goodies, porridge, baked goods, and in the preparation of countless other mouth-watering recipes. Packed with healthy cholesterol and blood sugar lowering properties, oats are also highly beneficial in maintaining your heart health.

Healthy Goodies for your grocery list

Fresh vegetables: Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bell peppers. Brussel Sprouts, Zucchini, Carrots, Cabbage. Cucumber, Celery, Cabbage, Asparagus, Celery, Basil, Parsley, Beets.

Natural Fruits: Mango, Papaya, Star fruit, Pomegranate, Bananas

Tofu, Tempeh, Shellfish, Fish Fillets, Eggs, Pasture Butter, Almond Milk, Olive Oil

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