What’s In My Bag?

What’s In My Bag?
A nutritionist shares his grocery list - and yes, it still includes chocolate and wine.

UK Nutritionist Patrick Holford is a pioneer in new approaches to health and nutrition, specialising in the field of mental health. To help empower people to achieve optimum health he has shared his nutrition insights and practical tips in the new book Good + Well: 25 World Experts Share their Secrets to Wellbeing.

Patrick says everything in your body and brain, without exception, is made from what you eat and drink. Patrick shared many of his health secrets in the book, including his grocery list:

So what does a nutritionist’s grocery list look like?

Fresh, low glycemic load (GL) fruits (preferably organic): apples, pears, plums, apricots, berries.

Fresh or frozen mixed berries. Berries have a very low GL and are full of bioflavonoids. Frozen berries are a convenient way to include them in your diet all year round.

Fresh vegetables (preferably organic): lettuce, rocket, watercress and spinach; cherry tomatoes; cucumber; spring onions; alfalfa sprouts or cress; courgettes; red onions; shallots; mushrooms; broccoli; cabbage; aubergine; peppers.

Garlic, ginger

Oat milk, oat cakes and oat flakes

Kamut pasta (this is an ancient form of wheat).

Almonds, pecans and chia seeds

Dark chocolate

Fresh fish

Rooibos chai tea

Organic wine

Limes and lemons

Extra tip: If you don’t consume dairy products, you must include seeds, nuts and beans on a regular basis.

For more of Patrick’s tips and insights pick up a copy of Good + Well: 25 World Experts Share their Secrets to Wellbeing from Amazon or your local book seller.


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