20 Healthiest Foods You Need To Have On Your Grocery List (Part 1)

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We all sometimes go to a shop and come back with something nasty and unhealthy we shouldn’t have bought. Everyone has done it! There’s always something better to eat, but sometimes you just can’t tell.
With such a wide variety of eating alternatives out there, the real question is “What should you choose?” Well, to answer this question, I decided to share with you the 20 healthiest food items that you absolutely must have on your plate! Thinking about what you need to buy before heading into a shop can save you plenty of time and money, so keep reading to discover what should be on your next grocery list.

Healthy Foods to Add to Your Grocery List

#1 Avocado

avocado and avocado tree

Avocado is one of a kind. It keeps your heart well-maintained and healthy, as it is rich in monounsaturated fats. It is also rich in vitamins A, D, K and E. And that’s not all! Research has shown that avocado assists in regulating blood sugar levels and strengthens the cardiovascular system. It’s time to get some!

#2 Almonds


Almonds are also rich in monounsaturated fats. They are beneficial to your body not only because they are a great source of protein, but also because they contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. It’s been proven that consumption of almonds can even decrease cholesterol levels in the body!

#3 Asparagus


Asparagus is an effective cancer-fighting vegetable! It inhibits cancer cell growth and can stop the entire thing altogether. The levels of folic acid in asparagus are very high; this can prevent sudden mood swings.

#4 Broccoli


Broccoli, similarly to avocados, can help improve your cardiovascular health. It contains compounds, like indole 3 carbinol and sulforaphane, which help fight cancer. Broccoli is full of vitamins K and C, which are crucial for our body.

#5 Berries

blueberry and raspberry fruits

Berries are full of benefits and are an absolute must for your grocery list! There is a great variety of them, as well! Vitamin C, which aids in protecting your sight, can be found in high amounts in blueberries. Blackberries are rich in antioxidants, that support the brain function. And that is not all. When I said all the type of berries, I meant it! Recent studies have shown that strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries can significantly lower the chances of cervical and breast cancer. So… all berries count! 

#6 Peppers


Peppers, like berries, are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins, among which are
vitamins C, A, and E. Bell peppers can also help your body get rid of free radicals. And why is it important? Because it lowers the risk of developing and catching diseases.

#7 Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is another great source of compounds that reduce the risk of lung cancer. Also, it is low in calories and rich in vitamin C!

#8 Black Beans

black beans

Black beans contain cancer-fighting compounds, which are similar to the ones found in berries. They are beneficial for the cardiovascular system and if you’re looking for legumes, that are rich in protein, look no further - black beans are what you need!

#9 Chicken Breast

chicken breasts on barbecue

Chicken breast is one amazing source of lean protein. No secret that chicken breast is every bodybuilder’s best friend. That is because it is filled with lean protein and has no carbs at all. Hence, it aids muscle growth and fat loss!

#10 Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Not only are brussels sprouts delicious, they are also very beneficial for you! They are plentiful in minerals and vitamins A, E, K, C, and B6. Similarly to many food items above, brussels sprouts contain compounds that can help fight cancer - namely lung, breast, colon and bladder cancer.

Final thoughts...

There you have it! Your next grocery list will now have 10 of the healthiest foods out there! As you can see, these are highly beneficial to your body and, therefore, must not be ignored.

Of course, there are many more food items that should be regularly featured on your plate. The variety and range of potential health benefits are staggering! That is why I prepared another list of products that you should regularly have on your grocery list. To see what they are, read 20 Healthiest Foods You Need to Have on Your Grocery List (Part 2). See you there!


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