This Week’s Grocery List

Couple in supermarket.

(DGIwire) — Eating foods that are loaded with the nutrients your body needs can go a long way in improving your health and longevity.  The foods you eat along with adequate hydration are of utmost importance.

Here’s a list of a few staples to include on your next trip to the grocery store.  They are all excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and other compounds listed below when eaten as nature intended and also include as yet undiscovered compounds which may also be essential to our health.

Vitamin A is important for your eyes, wound healing, bone growth, reproduction, immune system and healthy skin.  Good sources include broccoli, spinach, kale, pumpkin, eggs, fish and liver.

B vitamins are essential for your nervous system which determines stress levels, sleep and your mental state.  They are also needed for regulation of insulin, carbohydrate metabolism, energy levels along with skin, nails and hair.  Sources include lentils, beans, nuts, eggs and salmon.

Vitamin C is vital for collagen production and neurotransmitter production in the brain.  It has been shown to lower free radical levels and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Good sources are broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, and citrus fruit.

Essential fatty acids are deemed “essential” because your body can not make them and they need to come from your diet.  They are building blocks for the body and are needed for cholesterol production, brain health along with hormone production and regulation.  The best sources include high-fat fish like salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel and anchovies along with nuts and seeds.

“If you avoid refined, processed and packaged “un-foods” and your diet includes generous amounts of these and other nutrient dense , whole, natural foods, you will receive all the critical nutrients and building blocks your body needs.  Best of all, you receive them all via Mother Nature’s very own delivery system which often makes additional supplementation unnecessary”, according to Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel, sibling co-authors of the TurboCharged® series of books.

Tom Griesel adds, “People often think that they can improve their diets or perhaps make up for a poor diet with supplements. It’s important to recognize that supplements are a relatively new addition to our diets. For most of our human existence, we not only survived but thrived by consuming a large variety of whole, natural foods. These foods are more readily available today than any other time in human history so load up your shopping cart on your next trip to the supermarket to experience the benefits.”

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