As it is not always obvious to have a well-stocked fridge, it is necessary to plan for well-stocked cupboards to compensate for possible unforeseen events. Here is a closer look at the essential health foods you should always have at home.
Pasta is good for your health, because it provides the energy your body needs to function properly. It gives you a feeling of fullness and prevents you from getting hungry. However, be careful not to add foods that are too rich in fat (sauce, cheese, etc.) to preserve their health benefits.
Canned vegetables have certain advantages. They have a long shelf life and lose little or no vitamins and minerals, which makes them an ideal solution when fresh vegetables are not available.
Eggs are rich in protein and are not contraindicated for people with cholesterol as part of a balanced diet. One egg contains about 186 mg of cholesterol, which is mainly found in the yolk. Fried, boiled, hard-boiled or in an omelette, eggs can be used in many ways.
Rice is a starchy food rich in carbohydrates that has many benefits. It is best to choose organic rice because the more refined, processed, polished and treated to be white, the less fiber, vitamins and minerals it contains.
Potatoes are rich in carbohydrates, potassium, magnesium and fiber. They are considered a complete vegetable and contribute to a healthy diet. They can be stored away from light, humidity and heat and can be used in an infinite number of ways: steamed, sautéed, in salads, mashed potatoes and also in French fries, although they should be eaten in moderation due to their fat content.
Spices are an important source of fiber, protein and vitamins. Parsley, basil, coriander, etc., also contain a large quantity of polyphenols which are substances with an antioxidant effect. It is best to use fresh herbs, but if not, bottles of dried herbs will provide these benefits, even if in a smaller proportion.
Cans of sardines, mackerel fillets, canned tuna, fish soup, etc. Fish is excellent for your health even in cans. This method of packaging will allow us to put it on the menu more often.
Chocolate should not be demonized: it is a healthy food if consumed as part of a balanced diet. Prefer dark chocolate because it contains antioxidants, which are good for the health of the heart and arteries.
Quinoa is rich in magnesium (200mg per 100g). It brings energy but also a good emotional balance because it also contains an amino acid precursor of serotonin (tryptophan), responsible in particular for mental well-being.
Canned or dried fruit
Sliced pineapple, cut pears, peach or apricot halves, etc., canned fruit allows you to eat any fruit all year round, even if it is not in season. The same goes for dried fruit. However, you must be careful not to overindulge in them because they are rich in carbohydrates.
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