Exercise is important when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But what goes into your mouth is equally as important.

Print this list of healthy foods and carry it along on your next grocery run.

  1. Dark leafy greens. Greens like collards, spinach, kale and dandelion greens are excellent sources of calcium, vitamins and minerals.
  2. Oats. A staple at the breakfast table, oats are a good way to get your fiber. Make it into oatmeal or use as a topping on your yogurt. Skip the pesticides and go for organic.
  3. Nuts and seeds. When you’re looking for protein, nuts and seeds are a good go-to.
  4. Plant-based milk. Almond, cashew, coconut and oat milk are great alternatives to cow’s milk, which can be a no-no for the lactose intolerant. Pick up the calcium-fortified version for added nutrition.
  5. Apples. These fall fruits are a convenient way to get your daily fiber intake. Keep the skin on for optimal fiber.
  6. Citrus fruits. Lemons, oranges, grapefruit and limes are great sources of immune-boosting vitamin C.
  7. Garlic. It may be small but it’s big in nutrition. Fresh garlic is antiviral and antibacterial and immune-boosting. Chop up a clove or two and add it to your pasta sauces, tea and more.
  8. Fish. Fresh salmon, tuna, herring and cod are good sources of protein. Purchase wild caught fish as opposed to farm raised, which can contain high levels of mercury.
  9. Bananas. Full of potassium, bananas are a quick and easy source of energy.
  10. Water. Staying hydrated is vital to maintaining a healthy weight and flushing toxins from the body.
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