Quinoa has become incredibly popular among health-conscious individuals in recent years. Picture: Pexels
Quinoa has become incredibly popular among health-conscious individuals in recent years. Picture: Pexels

3 healthy ingredients to add to your grocery list in 2020

By Viwe Ndongeni-Ntlebi Time of article published Jan 9, 2020

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If you want to eat healthier in 2020, you might want to keep these essential ingredients on hand and in mind to help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals. 

Fenugreek seed 

Fenugreek seed hails from the Mediterranean, where it has long been used in medicines, tinctures and cooking. The seed’s appealing flavor - some liken it to maple syrup - makes it an excellent addition to pungent medicinal solutions.

To use the seeds, you can toast them in a frying pan, which releases their flavor. They can be added to breads, salads, curries, pickles, condiments, and sauces. Ground fenugreek can be added to teas and other drinks as well.

Fenugreek seeds are made of natural fibers, which can swell and fill the stomach, consequently smothering appetite and supporting weight reduction objectives. Chew methi seeds at least twice or thrice a day and you will discover you feel satiated without eating much.


Quinoa has become incredibly popular among health-conscious individuals in recent years. It’s a tasty grain that’s high in nutrients, such as fibre and magnesium. It is also an excellent source of plant-based protein.

According to WHFoods quinoa “was the gold of the Incas” because they believed it increased the stamina of their warriors.

Quinoa contains Iron. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction.

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Khorasan wheat or Oriental wheat, commercially known as kamut, is a tetraploid wheat species.It is also a ancient grain that can be easier to digest that the conventional wheat.It is higher in protein and more nutritious than common wheat, containing more selenium, magnesium and zinc.

Kamut is available in a variety of forms including whole grains, green kamut, flour, couscous and bulgar wheat.

Kamut can be added to breads, pasta, pilafs, side dishes, salads, soups and stews.  Before cooking the whole grains, they can be rinsed and soaked for up to 24 hours to reduce the cooking time. 

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𝕃𝕖 𝕜𝕒𝕞𝕦𝕥 Le kamut est un ancien mot égyptien signifiant « blé ». Le Kamut contient 20 à 40 % de protéines de plus que le blé, mais également plus d'acides gras insaturés et d'acides aminés essentiels. Cela en fait un aliment tout indiqué pour lutter contre les maladies cardio-vasculaires grâce à son fort taux d'antioxydants. Grâce à sa bonne teneur en magnésium et en zinc, le Kamut contribue à lutter contre la fatigue. Dans 100 g de kamut, nous trouvons : 17,3 % de protéines ; 2,6 % de lipides ; 68,2 % de glucides ; 1,8 % de fibres. Le Kamut est tout indiqué pour les personnes faisant un régime, les enfants et les sportifs, à cause de sa haute teneur en glucides, en protéines et en potassium. Son faible indice glycémique en fait aussi un très bon aliment pour les diabétiques. Pour moi ce fût une merveilleuse découverte hier Et vous vous le connaissiez???? #healthy #healthyfood #cuisinesaine #dietetiquefood #kamut #crosstraining #crossfitgirl #reequilibragealimentaire🍏🍊🍋🍅🍆🍌🍎🍐🍉

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