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February Wellness Tip

Wellness Tip: Top foods which should be in your shopping cart

Evelyne Mitskopoulos CNP is our staff nutritionist and Director of Wellness at Beneplan.

The following list of foods should be incorporated into your meals for its many health benefits:

Beverages:  Green tea, organic wines, water

Condiments:  Extra-virgin olive oil (first cold-pressed), turmeric spice, sea salt

Dairy:  Plain organic yogurt or Greek yogurt

Fruits:  Cherries, prunes, oranges, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, avocados, apples, tomatoes, bananas, plums, oranges, grapefruit, kiwi

Grains:  Brown rice, steel-cut oatmeal, spelt, kamut, millet cereals, brown rice pasta, and brown rice wraps

Meat and alternatives:  Organic free-range chicken and beef, organic eggs, wild Pacific salmon, kidney beans, tilapia, halibut, Mahi tuna

Nuts and seeds:  Raw almonds, sunflower seeds, freshly ground flaxseeds, raw walnuts, raw cashews, raw pumpkin seeds

Vegetables:  Broccolli, cauliflower, peppers (green/orange/red/yellow), celery, cucumber, carrots, yams, spinach, asparagus, a variety of squash, beets, bok choy, kale, garlic and onions