Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Healthy Food Grocery List

The World's Healthiest Foods have been listed. Easy shopping now that you have this list. Please feel free to print it and keep it with you so you can refer back to it when you feel a little lost.

The World's Healthiest Foods have been selected because they are among the richest sources of many of the essential nutrients needed for optimal health. We used a concept called nutrient density to determine which foods have the highest nutritional value.

The World's Healthiest Foods are common "everyday" foods. These include the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, lean meats, fish, olive oil, herbs and spices that are familiar to most people.

•Bell peppers
•Brussels sprouts
•Collard greens
•Green beans
•Green peas
•Mushrooms, crimini
•Mushrooms, shiitake
•Mustard greens
•Romaine lettuce
•Sea vegetables
•Squash, summer
•Squash, winter
•Sweet potatoes
•Swiss chard
•Turnip greens



Eggs & Low-Fat Dairy
•Cheese, low-fat
•Milk, 2%, cow's
•Milk, goat

Beans & Legumes
•Black beans
•Dried peas
•Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
•Kidney beans
•Lima beans
•Navy beans
•Pinto beans
•Tofu and Tempeh

Poultry & Lean Meats
•Beef, lean organic
•Calf's liver

Nuts, Seeds & Oils
•Olive oil, extra virgin
•Pumpkin seeds
•Sesame seeds
•Sunflower seeds

•Brown rice
•Whole wheat

Spices & Herbs
•Black pepper
•Cayenne pepper
•Chili pepper, dried
•Cilantro/Coriander seeds
•Cinnamon, ground
•Cumin seeds
•Mustard seeds

Natural Sweeteners
•Blackstrap molasses
•Maple syrup

•Green tea
•Soy sauce

To find out why some of your favorite nutritious foods are not included in our list, read The Criteria Used to Select the World's Healthiest Foods.

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  1. I LOVE Blackstrap molasses, Can you take while being pregnant?

    1. Yes, very good for you. always consult a doctor when in doubt.

  2. I ate five things off this list today! Woo hoo!


  3. I use Stevia as a sweetner. Do you not think that is a pretty healthy option?

  4. I had a baby 12 weeks ago and am working on getting back into shape. I Love all of your workouts and nutrition advice. My lower half (butt and thighs) have always been my trouble spots. I do strength training a few times a week and the eliptical almost daily. I weigh about 130 and am small framed. Can you recommend how many calories to consume a day?

  5. 1500 and start doing weights with cardio at the end of your workout 5 times a week and day 6 is just cardio and day 7 rest. Welcome to the team.

  6. Great list! Helped me a lot thank you Michelle! Your making a wonderful differnce for many people who need and want to get healthy!