We are in unprecedented times and need to stay healthy with good nutrition to keep our immune systems up. Growing up my father was German and my mother was Puerto Rican. What a combination! But I learned to become a very good cook. I also was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, which is a melting pot of amazing foods as well.
At this stage of the coronavirus, we will have to practice social distancing and possibly full quarantine. I am going to teach you how to stay healthy and cook nutritional meals to keep your immune system at its best.
What should I buy to keep in my pantry and freezer to stay healthy
In the middle of this very complicated ordeal. Things are changing by the minute. So trying to stay healthy is the only thing we have in our control. I want to help you make great, nutritious choices to stay healthy during these difficult times.
Staying healthy is going to be my top priority for you and me. There are many foods that have health benefits and I want to teach you how to make delicious and satisfying meals. Here are the benefits to all the foods.
Apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, and many antioxidants. They are very filling and make the perfect snack if you find yourself hungry between meals.
Avocados have lots of healthy fats instead of carbs. Not only are they creamy and tasty but also high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.
Bananas have the best sources of potassium. They’re also high in vitamin B6 and fiber, as well as convenient and portable.
Blueberries are very powerful sources of antioxidants in the world.
Oranges have lots of vitamin C and they’re high in fiber and antioxidants.
Strawberries are very nutritious and low in both carbs and calories. They have lots of vitamin C, fiber, and magnesium.
Green beans, also called string beans, are unripe varieties of the common bean. They are very popular in Western countries.
Beans have lots of fiber and various vitamins and minerals. They are many varieties and are all equally a great stay healthy option.
Asparagus is a popular vegetable. It’s low in both carbs and calories but loaded with vitamin K.
Bell peppers come in several colors, including red, yellow, orange and green. They’re crunchy and sweet, as well as a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C.
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that tastes great both raw and cooked. It’s an excellent source of fiber and vitamins C and K and contains a decent amount of protein compared with other vegetables.
Carrots are a popular root vegetable. They are and loaded with nutrients like fiber and vitamin K and make a great snack anytime.
Cauliflower is a very versatile cruciferous vegetable. It can make a multitude of healthy dishes — and also tastes good on its own.
Garlic is a stay healthy item that will build your immune system. It can help you avoid the common cold and a host of other illnesses. By consuming garlic or take garlic supplements each day are 63% less likely to catch a common cold. It lessens symptoms of the common cold by 70%. If you regularly get colds or find yourself catching viruses. It makes sense to start eating more garlic.
Onions have a very strong flavor and are very popular in many recipes. They contain many compounds believed to have great health benefits.
Tomatoes are usually categorized as a vegetable, although they are technically a fruit. They are tasty and loaded with nutrients like potassium and vitamin C.
Potatoes are a good source of potassium and contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need, including vitamin C.
They’ll also keep you full for long periods. One study analyzed 38 foods and found that boiled potatoes were by far the most filling (17Trusted Source).
Sweet potatoes are among the most delicious starchy foods you can eat. They’re loaded with antioxidants and all sorts of healthy nutrients.
Eggs are a very great source of protein and very versatile to stay healthy.
Lean beef is also a great source of protein and loaded with iron.
Chicken breast is low in fat and calories but high in protein.
They’re especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids and iodine. Two nutrients in which most people are deficient. Studies show that people who eat more seafood tend to live longer and have a lower risk of many illnesses.
Nuts are a popular nut loaded with vitamin E, antioxidants, magnesium, and fiber.
Rice is one of the most popular grains and is currently a staple food for more than half of the world’s population. It is nutritious, with a decent amount of fiber, vitamin B1, and magnesium.
Oats Oats are very healthy and loaded with many stays healthy nutrients. They also have powerful fibers called beta-glucans, which many benefits.
Bread provides energy. It contains carbohydrates which are the main source of energy. It also promotes healthy digestion and is a good source of fiber. Here’s a list of 15 recipes for gluten-free, low-carb bread.
For those who can tolerate them, dairy products are a healthy source of various important nutrients. If the dairy comes from grass-fed cows, it may be even more nutritious and a good source of vitamin K2. Cheese is nutritious, as a single slice may offer about the same amount of nutrients as an entire cup (240 ml) of milk.
Milk is very high in vitamins, minerals, quality animal protein, and healthy fats. What’s more, it’s one of the best dietary sources of calcium.
Yogurt is a version of dairy that’s fermented by adding live bacteria to it. It has many of the same health effects as milk. But yogurt with live cultures has the added benefit of friendly probiotic bacteria. It is a stay healthy product that can help with digestion.
Butter from grass-fed cows
Butter from grass-fed cows is high in many important nutrients, including vitamin K2.
Extra virgin olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest vegetable oils you can find. It contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. And is very high in antioxidants with powerful stay healthy benefits.
Balsamic vinegar offers many health properties. It comes from nutrient-rich grape juice. This fruit vinegar contains antioxidant polyphenols. Which may help lower unhealthy LDL cholesterol levels in your body. Balsamic vinegar is abundant in potassium and calcium.
At this stage of unknow, it is best if you can buy as much as you can as pantry items or frozen. We can be in social distancing for a while.
Now that I know how to stay healthy, how do I cook all this?
Never fear, I am here to help you through this process. I have tested and tried all the recipes I am about to help you out with. I have compiled a grocery list to shop and a list of recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Finally, I can pretty much make anything I want to make with these items. Furthermore, I rarely have to go out and buy something to cook. Also, I hope this has been a big help to you because it has taught me a lot. Dealing with this coronavirus can cause strain on you, as the caregiver. You can’t be in 2 places at one time: taking care of your business and taking care of your loved one. Look into hiring some help. This will give you the opportunity to get some rest and also make sure your loved one is properly cared for.Or maybe you want to spend less time from some of the redundant business tasks like sending out emails, returning calls, or organizing files. Let’s chat about how I can be of service to you so you can take care of your business and your loved one. Also, here is a post to help you with germs and handwashing.
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