10 Must-Have Foods for Your Grocery List


Food is one of our greatest weapons in fighting disease and reaching greater levels of health. Hippocrates said it best, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” However, not all food is created equal in providing nutrients to nourish and restore the body.  Here are 10 foods to always have on your grocery list that can help you remain in control of your health.

Leafy Greens


Spinach might not consist of as much iron as once believed. However, it is still rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and a number of healthy nutrients like calcium, folic acid, and selenium. Be cautious not to overcook it as it can lose a lot of its health advantages.

Ilen Bell is a certified fitness professional and co-founder of Black Fitness Today. His passion for community advocacy, producing relevant stories and providing tools and resources that cater to the underserved African American community remain at the forefront. His credentials include advanced education in exercise science and internet marketing, the fitness industry highly-respected certified strength and conditioning specialist certification, and multiple web fitness series on top websites LIVESTRONG.com and eHOW.com. He is focused on further building explosive, dynamic and approachable brands to help the African American man and woman feel empowered, valued and identified in the global health and fitness industry.

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