Add these trendy foods into your shopping cart this year.
This year Dr. Oz investigated the trendiest health foods that are gaining traction in the supermarket. Along with the help of nutritionist Kellyann Petrucci and chef Roblé Ali, here are the healthiest and most delicious picks that you should consider trying. All of these items can be found at your local grocery store for $5 or less, so take a look to see which new ingredients you want to add to your repertoire in 2018. Print out this shopping list to check off what you bought at the store.
This Tunisian hot sauce is known as the ketchup of North Africa but it contains no sugar and no carbs so it's a healthier condiment substitute. The hot ingredients in harissa help your metabolism burn off calories quicker and more efficiently. Put it on top of your eggs, use it as a marinade, or add it to soup for an extra spicy kick.
Adzuki beans are one of the oldest and least known types of beans, but they are available in the canned section at your grocery store. Just one cup of these beans contains 17 grams of protein which is about one-third of the protein women need on a daily basis. They are also high in fiber, iron, potassium, and B vitamins which are all good for your body. Use them in a soup recipe or toss them into your salad for a nutrient kick.
Avocado oil is made out of the actual fruit of the avocado which is high in healthy fats and anti-inflammation antioxidants. You can use this oil in anything that you would typically use olive oil for -- add it to salad dressings, use it as a marinade, or to stir-fry veggies. To purchase the healthiest and highest quality oil make sure to look for the words organic, extra-virgin, unrefined, and cold pressed on the label.
This powder comes from native African trees in which the leaves are dried and then ground up to into a powdered substance. Moringa is high in vitamins C and A as well as calcium, protein, and potassium. This ingredient fights inflammation in the body and has been shown in smaller animal studies to lower blood sugar and bad cholesterol. Give your morning smoothies a boost by adding a scoop of moringa powder.
Oat milk is a great non-dairy option for those that are lactose or dairy intolerant. In addition to being flavorful, it is packed with fiber that is helpful to maintain good cholesterol. Most store-bought versions are also fortified with healthy nutrients like calcium and vitamin D. Enjoy a glass or add into your cereal for a healthy start to your day.