Everyone knows at least one health-conscious foodie. Define health-conscious foodie, you ask? That guy you see in Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM) inspecting the ripeness of his avocado, the woman stocking up on her weekly fix of chia seeds from the health food store, the neighbor swapping his white potatoes for sweet ones and trying to convert everyone who steps foot in his path. Maybe you are one, maybe you know one. Either way, you know what (or what not) to cook when a healthy foodie comes to dinner. And here’s a hint: dabble with coconut oil and don’t even think about enlisting anything with refined carbs or sugar.
Thanks to the increased availability of certain foods and the rise of publications interested in reporting on the latest do’s and don’t’s of the grocery industry, more and more consumers are learning the different health benefits of the foods they are putting in their mouths, and some are listening especially closely. Here are 10 foods that you can probably find in a health-conscious foodie’s pantry, just in case you want to jump aboard the bandwagon.
All hail King Kale. Yes, this vegetable has been around since the dark ages but it’s now one of hottest greens that can be found on foodies’ plates, especially if it is massaged. Raw kale previously seemed almost unpalatable due to its bitter taste and unappetizing texture, but now that chefs and foodies have discovered that massaging the vegetable with olive oil and salt can break down its tough cellulose structure, healthy consumers are all about reaping the benefits of the greens packed with Vitamins A, C, and K, B6, and calcium.