The World's Healthiest Foods

Shopping for the World's Healthiest Foods.

Shopping for the World's Healthiest Foods is easy, and is probably less expensive than you might imagine. Start by selecting a few recipes from our recipe collection, and make a list of all the things you will need. Head to your local natural foods market (or your nearby supermarket) and start by heading directly to the produce section. Choose the freshest vegetables and fruits you can find (for more information on selecting and storing foods, see our food database). Then, continue to work your way around the perimeter of the store, stopping at the fish counter for some fresh, wild-caught salmon or halibut and then the dairy shelves for some organic milk, eggs, yogurt or cheese. Also, make a stop at the bulk section of the store to stock up on organic grains, nuts and seeds. Buying in bulk is generally cheaper and will eliminate packaging waste.

As you begin using the World's Healthiest Foods, you will notice that you rarely have to leave the perimeter of the grocery store to find the foods you need. That’s because the freshest foods are kept at the perimeter of the store, while most of the packaged, processed foods are found within the aisles of the supermarket. Avoiding those junk food aisles will help your health and your bank account!

Keep in mind that cooking with the World’s Healthiest Foods will be more efficient if you keep a few staples on hand:

  • Organic extra virgin olive oil
  • Tamari (soy sauce)
  • Organic vegetable and/or organic chicken stock
  • Organic brown rice
  • A variety of organic canned and/or dried beans
  • A good selection of nuts and seeds (for example, flaxseeds, pumpkins, walnuts and almonds)
  • Dried herbs (for use when fresh herbs are not available)
  • Spices (for example, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, and cumin)


This page was updated on: 2004-11-18 22:02:44
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