Dry Grocery Tips & Strategies
Many healthy food items can usually be found around the perimeter of the supermarket, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, mealts, poultry, & seafood, and dairy products. However, the inside aisles of the store are just as important. The inside aisles are where you'll typically find canned meats and seafood, whole grain flours & cereals, healthy oils, dry and canned beans, 100% fruit juices, and many other nutritious foods.
Do You Know . . .
. . . cocoa powder may offer significant health benefits? A recent study by Harvard Medical School researchers found that eating cocoa, a food rich in flavonoids, may improve your blood cholesterol levels by decreasing "bad" LDL cholesterol and increasing "good" HDL cholesterol. Cocoa may also improve blood vessel health and decrease your blood pressure. More studies are needed to determine the amount of cocoa needed to reduce your risk for heart disease, as well as to determine the impact that cocoa with sugar and fats (as commonly found in a dark chocolate bar) have on various health parameters. Here's an interesting twist: pilaf with cocoa. Click here for the Quinoa Pilaf with Cocoa recipe.