5 Holistically Healthy Foods You Should Add to Your Grocery List
From a Serene Kitchen perspective, I put a lot of thought into nearly every item that makes my grocery list each week. Every item has a healthy purpose (unless my husband gets a hold of the list and then there’s no telling). Anywho, I thought it helpful to outline some of the foods that made the list and why, both from a yogic and a holistic perspective.
1. Rolled Oats
Oats help to get your digestive system moving forward and they also keep you fuller longer, which helps to avoid the immediate pangs of hunger caused by sugary cereals. Learn how a Serene Breakfast Makes for a Blissful Day.
2. Local Honey
I wrote over at Breathe Magazine that honey keeps free radicals at bay, it contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5, and B3 (the vitamins depend on the qualities of the nectar and pollen in your area). Besides the above, copper, iodine, and zinc exist in it in small quantities. According to my teacher Stephanie Keach, honey is one of the only sweeteners that has a net increase of health benefits, even compared to other organic sweeteners like organic agave nector, organic brown sugar, and organic cane sugar.
3. Coconut Milk
I wrote over on Planet Green that coconut milk is a nutrient dense dairy substitute. It has 50 percent of your RDA for B12, which if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you know isn’t always so easy to come by without meat products. It has 30 percent of your RDA of vitamin D and 10 percent RDA of magnesium and calcium. And in my humble opinion, it’s downright delicious.
4. Amazing Grass Green Superfood
Amazing Grass Green Superfood boosts your immune system, it’s organic, gluten free and vegan, and supports alkalinity. It’s has 45 percent of your RDA of Vitamin C, 100 percent RDA of Vitamin A, 50 percent Vitamin K and on and on. I like to sip on this between breakfast and lunch to keep my energy reserves up, up, and away.
5. Organic Tempeh
Tempeh is a highly nutritious food rich in protein, which has been the traditional cuisine of Indonesia for more than 2000 years. It’s rich in magnesium which is good for heart health and it’s good for lowering cholesterol. It also helps prevent cancers including colon cancer and breast cancer.