Food & Nutrition

19 Food Staples Healthy People Always Stock in the Pantry

High-fiber bran cereal

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Bran is one of the best sources of fiber, perfect for an energizing breakfast that will keep you full all morning. Additionally, it’s been shown to lower your risk of heart disease and keep blood sugar steady to ward off cravings for sweets.

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Peanut butter

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A healthy unsaturated fat with protein, vitamin E, and folate, peanut butter (in moderation) is a great condiment for fruit or crackers. Pair a tablespoon with an apple or spread it on a whole-wheat tortilla, add some banana slices, and roll up. Check out these 30 eating tricks that will change your life forever.

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Studies find that people who eat oatmeal on a regular basis are more likely to maintain a stable weight and healthy cholesterol levels.  In one study of memory and concentration, oatmeal eaters performed 20 percent better than those who had sugary cereal for breakfast. Packets make for a great, in-a-hurry breakfast.

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