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The Must-Haves For Your Kitchen Pantry

by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | March 25th, 2018

The Must-Haves For Your Kitchen Pantry

I decided I was going to be serious about Spring cleaning this year.  I am not if this happens to you, but you start going through an old magazine and then you remember why you kept it. You try to get rid of it, but then you decide to hold onto it. I guess that is why I still had the 2014 Johns Hopkins Health Review Magazine titled Why Do We Itch? It was not that article that caused me to hold onto the magazine, it was the article titled 10 Must-Haves for your Kitchen Pantry written by Dr. Gerard Mullin, a gastroenterologist. Who best can we learn from during Colorectal Awareness Month. Maybe if I list the 10 must-haves on this blog, I will be able to throw away the magazine.

 

10 Must-Haves for Your Kitchen Pantry

 

  1. Beans – All types have antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory, high in fiber, and promote colon health
  2. Brown Rice – Rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, and fiber
  3. Cinnamon – High in antioxidants, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and may aid in weight loss.
  4. Dark Chocolate – Reduces hypertension and boosts intestinal immunity
  5. Flax Seeds – May protect against breast and colon cancers; source of fiber and omega-3s
  6. Ginger – Anti-inflammatory, helps with nausea, and may aid weight loss
  7. Nuts – Contain vitamins and minerals that promote heart health and lower cholesterol
  8. Olive Oil – Reduces the risks for coronary heart disease, prevents bone loss, and lowers cholesterol
  9. Tea – Promotes cardiovascular health, protects against colorectal and pancreatic cancer, and reduces risk of stroke
  10. Turmeric – Fights inflammation, has anti-cancer qualities, and may protect against Alzheimer’s and digestive disorders

 

My husband saw me with the magazine and he was interested in the Why Do We Itch article. He asked if he could borrow the magazine. I told him go ahead and keep it, I was finally going to throw away the magazine.  Will see how long he keeps the magazine.

 

2 Responses to “The Must-Haves For Your Kitchen Pantry”

  1. April says:

    Thanks!! Another wonderful piece.

  2. Bea says:

    Thanks for sharing “must haves” for the pantry and the body!!

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