When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, figuring out what foods you must have on your grocery list can be challenging.
The effects of eating too many sweets
Certain foods, such as nuts, can cause severe allergic reactions in some people. However, others have a minor sensitivity that isn’t an emergency but becomes one of the chronic things that end up in the body and negatively affect overall health.
We can say that one of these seemingly innocent and minor “issues” is sugar addiction.
2 Foods You Must Have On Your Grocery List
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Weeding out sugar is tough. I experienced the difficulty of withdrawing from sweet drinks like soda pop and Coca-Cola.
You see, too many sweets are directly related to the epidemic of childhood obesity. Sugar is specifically a major issue in kids. I have two children in elementary school, and the sugar they take is heartbreaking, as I know what it does to their health.
A Danish research group published their findings and devised a 15-20-step routine to treat childhood obesity. The first step is avoiding cereals; the second focuses on eating sugar-free oatmeal and avoiding processed foods. I looked into their program immediately and found it extremely effective.
Start with the Good Stuff
When changing diet, I urge people to start with the good stuff. So, if you’re eating processed meals and your kids eat cereal for breakfast, I’d suggest ADDING instead of subtracting. Add some eggs and fruit to the wholesome food, and slowly start pulling items out to simplify the transition.
You can even bribe the kids with Caveman cookies, a healthful, all-natural, and Paleolithic meal created with ingredients that cavemen had access to ginger, walnuts, nutmeg, almond meal, raisins, cinnamon, and honey. Or you can bake some chocolate coconut biscuits, wherein one of the primary ingredients is unsweetened shredded coconut which you can also use as flour. This is incredibly healthful for kids.
The one ingredient that Diana would remove from everyone’s kitchen (if she could)
When you’re used to consuming sweet foods, it takes time for your palette to adjust. For instance, if you’re used to eating only extremely sweet stuff, you might not enjoy the bitter taste of dark chocolate. However, once your system has been cleansed, you may begin to notice the subtleties of flavors again. You’ll start to appreciate the taste of natural foods as pleasant and even therapeutic.
So, if I had a magic wand to enhance everyone’s health substantially, the one thing I would eliminate from every kitchen in the world is SUGAR. Removing sugar from everyone’s kitchen and home would be a life-changing event for so many people!
Diana’s “go-to” healthy side dishes and the two foods you MUST have on your grocery list
I always have these two staple vegetables in my cookbooks and the fridge: zucchini and cauliflower. I make noodles with the zucchini and shred and cook the cauliflower. Those are my go-to side dishes for adding fiber and vegetables to my dinner.
Other items in my fridge include organic chicken breasts and quality eggs. Also, we don’t consume dairy, so I always have coconut items on hand: coconut milk, coconut flour, and organic nuts and seeds.
Tips for Eating Great and Feeling Awesome
People usually say they don’t have the willpower. But the truth is, if you don’t have healthy foods in your house, then you’ll consume less of them.
So clean out your house and then start eating more real, organic, and healthy foods!
The key to healthy eating is to stock your fridge with plenty of nutritious foods. This way, you’ll always be prepared to make a healthy meal. This list is a great place to start, then hunger hits. Suppose you’re looking for ideas about where to find these great places to start. Make sure to visit your local store and stock up on these healthy foods. With these ingredients, you’ll have to experiment with healthy dishes to st make sure to follow the recipe instructions and use these items wisely. With these staples in your kitchen, you should have no trouble making healthy meals regularly. Now that you’ve read this article, you know which foods you need to have on your grocery list. So get ready to shop and make some healthy additions to your diet.
You can see more tips in my Recipe Hacker book, my blog realhealthyrecipes.com, or my Facebook page. I share great content and ideas for meals, snacks, and desserts there!
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