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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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5 Must Have Grocery Items On Your Shopping List – Eating Healthy Starts With Your Shopping Cart!

Going shopping? Here're some items you simply must add to your list if you want to keep healthy!



This leafy green is a great source of iron, fatty acids, calcium and vitamins such as C, K and A. You can consume it a variety of ways: as part of a soup, as a side dish, or simply as part of salads. If you're planning on using it in salads, you'll be happy to know that it keeps for up to a week in the fridge if you just drizzle some olive oil onto it as a dressing!



Despite all the controversy regarding eggs and cholesterol, eggs are really quite good for the body and have been proven to help you feel full for longer. This, combined with their high protein levels, make them a great breakfast item that will help curb your mid-morning hunger pangs. Eggs have loads of iodine, which is an essential mineral, as well as fatty acids and vitamins D, B and A. They are also pretty easy to cook and pair with foo. Being quite versatile, they go with foods such sandwiches, salads and stir-fry's and are quite tasty to eat on their own as well in omelette, boiled or poached form. So the next time you go shopping for grocery products in a store or supermarket such as Keells Super, make sure to put a case or two of eggs in your trolley or basket.



Go nuts! Or rather, go bananas for nuts. They're great for you! Nuts such as almonds are a wonderful source of good fats and are high in protein. They also contain a lot of minerals and vitamins, and can make a great snack in between meals. Do make sure, however, to pick your nuts carefully, as not all nuts are made equal. Those such as peanuts and cashews are nowhere near as healthy as almonds, for example. Also, make sure to avoid sweetened/candied, roasted and salted ones in order to ensure that you don't end up consuming too much sugar, salt or unhealthy oils in the process. If you're planning on incorporating nuts into your diet and don't want to eat them by themselves, try adding them to salads, pasta and soups to add a nice crunchy texture and nutty flavour to your foods. Be careful not to overdo it though; nuts can be high in calories, and too much of any good thing is likely to become a problem, as they say.



Eating cornflakes or Coco Pops for breakfast? Best switch to oatmeal instead. They are a better natural source of fibre as well as minerals, and are a great source of energy. A bowl of oatmeal will keep you fuller for longer than one of other cereals. Not sure how to fix yourself a bowl of it? Just boil the oatmeal in milk on the stove, and once you're done, add toppings of your choice on it such as fresh or dried fruit like strawberries and raisins or seeds like pumpkin and chia. Make it your own!