Keep Cardiovascular Health Top Of Mind And Stay Healthy With Loblaws CityMarket
I’ve been a little more liberal with my food choices since I completed my weight loss challenge, but I’m still keeping healthy eating a priority. Recently I met up with Brittany Thomas, one of the in-store dietitians available at local Loblaws CityMarket. I live right by the Arbutus store, so it’s super convenient for us to pop in there for groceries, and this time for some additional shopping advice.
The dietitians offer one-on-one consultations tailored to your health needs, can provide heart-healthy recipes, do cooking demos, and can assist you with food choices to help you eat healthy, maintain normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Most of us know that lifestyle changes and improved nutrition can help with prevention of cardiovascular disease, but sometimes we need a little bit of help with strategies. I know I do.
For my consultation, we decided to best use the time to review new items in store that would help me eat well at home, a sort of what’s on trend tour of Loblaws CityMarket.
First up Skyr (pronounced “skeer”), my new go to yogurt! It has even more protein than Greek yogurt. It’s thick and creamy, high in protein, fat-free and lactose-free. I’ve been mixing up berries and a sprinkle of granola for breakfast, made into a tzatziki for a dip for chicken souvlakia and using it to top fruit for a healthy dessert.
Next up we ventured to the bread aisle for a look at breads that are made with the edition of legumes, way more nutrition in each slice.
In the frozen section there’s kale, all prepped and ready for your smoothies, I often buy fresh and it gets old before I remember to use it. Plus, lots of berries for dessert, muffins and smoothies too.
Back in the dairy section the Happy Planet grass-fed milk is available. Grass-fed products have a healthier ratio of 3:1 (omega 6: omega 3), as well as lower levels of saturated fatty acids, and total fat in general. AND they taste so much better.
Quick cooking grains are ready in 10 minutes.
The local section is a great place to find innovative local products. This hot sauce adds flavour without calories, fat or sugar.
You can email Brittany Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a free appointment and for more information on food that help to support good cardiovascular and general health. When you book your consultation, mention that you heard about the dietitian services on Good Life Vancouver.
**Loblaws provided a gift card so I could healthy-shop in exchange for this post. Thanks!