We always hear that health is wealth. Though it sounds cliche, it is true. This is why it is very important to always find ways to live healthily.
Our kitchen should always be well stocked with healthy and nutritionally rich ingredients.
Know that what you have in your pantry will dictate just how healthy your food will be, so stock up on these healthy ingredients.
Popularly used in Mediterranean cooking, olive oil is a favorite among wellness enthusiasts. Olive oil can be used in frying, salad dressings, and even for baking.
Depending on the source, olive oil can vary in flavor. Some are nutty, some are citric, some are bitter.
Olive oil can also be drizzled on toasts or can be mixed with garlic and herbs to make a tasty yet healthy bread dip.
Mushrooms are a good source of antioxidants and are full of flavor. In fact, mushrooms are one of the so-called umami-rich foods so with these in your kitchen, you will always have a flavorful meal.
Mushrooms can be used as meat substitutes and make a fabulous ingredient for soups and stir fries.
The plus is that many experts say that mushrooms are good weight loss food. Make them part of your daily diet and your weight woes might just go away.
This is one ingredient that is used in many different cuisines and is one of the world’s most popular ingredients. Garlic is a natural meat tenderizer and has antimicrobial properties to help ward off common illnesses.
Garlic is pretty pungent, aromatic, and tasty and just by cooking with it, you’ll feel that you won’t need too much seasoning in your food.
Commonly used in curries, turmeric is a popular plant in holistic healing. This is a brain-friendly food, is great for weight management, and is useful in fighting skin issues such as eczema and allergies.
Turmeric can be used along with ginger to make a warming cup of tea.
Made from soybeans, tofu is a healthy food that is rich in protein. You can fry it, bake it, or even use it as a meat substitute.
Creamy, flavorful, and packed with nutritional enzymes, greek yogurt is a great snack, can be used in dips, and is a good base for marinades.
Greek yogurt can be eaten as is, drizzled with honey, topped with berries, or cucumbers. It’s creamy and tangy nature makes it a good base for other ingredients, whether sweet or savory.