When you go out shopping for your grocery, you have a list of products that you are going to buy or plan to buy. But have you ever sat down and given it a thought, whether these food and related products are good for the health of your heart or not!!!
With the products becoming of inferior quality by the day, it needs to be checked upon what you are buying and what you are eating.
Completely loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, fruits and vegetables are a great source of fiber, which lowers cholesterol and improves heart health. When you want something to eat pull them out first. Just remember, you need 5 helpings of fruits and vegetables a day. Health associations and organisations around the world have always mentioned an important section for fruits and vegetables, on your shopping list.
Go dairy, as dairy products are the greatest source of calcium and absolutely necessary. Just avoid the cream and try to go in for low-fat or non-fat options. Similar tend can also be followed if you are likely to buy meat, poultry or fish products. Limit the fatty cuts of meat and you are good. It is suggested that you have at least two helpings of fish per week to keep yourself healthy.
If you want to shop for light consumption food and just cannot resist bread, we suggest you go in for 100% whole wheat bread. This will allow you to cut down on the unwanted carbohydrates and fats and reduce your cholesterol formation. Choosing whole cereals for your breakfast and whole grains such as brown or oats, barley etc are also helpful for you.
In addition to fruits, veggies, fish and whole-grains, always search for foods that are not salty and with no preservatives added. Sodium in such foods increases blood pressure. Also, don’t forget to add heart friendly foods such as walnuts, almonds, garlic, onion etc. to your shopping list!
It is a slight suggestion from our side that we know how much you love your food and how much you love shopping, but just be careful while you shop, because not all of the items are healthy for you and not all are going to add up to your health. Shop Healthy, Eat Healthy.