Nutrition is one of the most undermined aspects of health in the developed world. Your diet alone, its structure, the number of meals you have per day, your grocery list and most importantly, what you consume can morph your physical appearance drastically. A balanced diet is necessary for maintenance of your body’s normal physiological functions too. Similarly, an abusive diet can lead to diseases too.
Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the develeoped world due to the widespread consumption of high fat, high sugar, and high salt diet?
Aside from the important health implications, it is also very helpful to keep around food items that you could easily whip up a quick meal with. College students dodge the hassle of making the hygienic, healthy, home cooked food because of the unavailability of all the necessary ingredients to make up the food they have in mind. You need to get some basic food items on your next trip to the grocery store to set you up with healthy and quick meals on the spot. Let’s go through some of these items available in our online grocery store.
- Eggs: You can never go wrong with eggs. Do not remove these rich sources of protein from your shopping list. They’re easily stored and take a couple of minutes to cook. Try to get organic eggs from pasture raised chickens. Not only do they contain ample proteins, but are also rich in fat soluble vitamins, namely A, D, B along with fatty acids, and iodine! Eggs make for good breakfasts and lunches too.
- Honey: Did you know that archaeologists found pots of honey in a tomb located within the pyramids that dated back around 3000 years and yet it was still perfectly edible. With honey in your cupboard, you don’t have to worry about its shelf life because it won’t go stale like most other items you stack your fridge with would. Plus, honey can make a nice addition to your cereal, serve as salad dressing, and can be made into yummy homemade marinades too.
- Beans: Canned beans are one of the smartest grocery choices that students can make. You can get a decent amount of beans at an inexpensive price. Additionally, beans are rich in protein and fiber. A cup of chickpeas contains about 150 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber! It sure does pack a nutritious punch. There are many different kinds of beans available that you can choose according to your personal liking. Beans don’t even need preparation; you can eat them right out the can.
- Yogurt: Another dairy product that is delicious, nutritious, cohesive with other foods, and can be consumed on its own. Keeping some yogurt stored away in your fridge will ensure you get your dose of animal protein whether you have meats available or not. Yogurt contains about 9 grams of protein per 6 ounce serving. Greek yogurt surpasses that protein content with about 18 grams of protein per 6 ounce serving! Additionally you also load up on probiotics, calcium, vitamin B2, B-12, potassium, and magnesium when you eat yogurt.