Healthy Eating Begins at the Grocery Store : Health Aisle Guide
This little guide makes the aisle easier to navigate by showing you how to add a few items into your daily diet for a healthy boost.
This versatile grain can be used to replace the use of rice at home. It’s packed with protein and contains a balanced set of essential amino acids – perfect for those with gluten intolerance as it is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.
Tamari is dark brown in colour and slightly thicker than regular soy sauce. Not many people know this, but soy sauce is quite high in carbohydrates. This wheat free option is lower in carbs – perfect for those with gluten intolerance. If you’re fond of using a lot of soy sauce in your cooking, try this instead.
Virgin Coconut Oil
This unique form of saturated fat is capable of preventing heart diseases like stroke and the hardening of arteries. Take a few spoonfuls a day as a supplement, or add it to your salad dressings, or smoothies. You can even cook with it!
If you’re not a fan of instant oats, go for a bag of rolled oats and you’ll immediately notice a difference. Cook it with milk or soy, and for a sweet version top it off with honey, berries and nuts. Alternatively, opt for a savoury porridge version cooked with nuts and topped with light soya sauce, broccoli, tofu or meat.
This is a mix that combines equal parts of linseed (or flaxseed), sunflower and almond meal. It provides your diet with essential fatty acids, soluble fibre, and many other nutrients. Sprinkle this into anything you eat – add it to cut fruits, smoothies, oatmeal, or stir fries for a little punch of nutrition that’s tasty too.
Next time you pass the organic aisle at Cold Storage, pause a while and pick up a new ingredient for your cooking pot. While this isn’t a complete list, try a few of these items and you’ll see that it’s quite easy to eat healthy without compromising taste.