The best brands are those which provide high quality products at affordable prices. These companies have been around for a long time and they continue to innovate and improve their products. They do not just sell food, but also offer other services such as health supplements, beauty treatments etc. There are many different types of brands available in the market today, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some brands may even compete against one another!
It is very difficult to choose between all the brands out there because it depends upon your personal preferences and what you value most. You need to make a decision based on your needs and budget. For example, if you want to buy only organic foods then buying from a small local farm might be cheaper than purchasing from a large multinational company like General Mills or Kellogg’s.
If you are looking for healthy food, then buying from a smaller local farmer might be better than buying from a big corporation.
In this article I will list some of the best brands available in the market today. By no means am I going to give you my opinion on every brand, since I don’t really know everything about them. Instead, I’m just trying to give you an idea of what kind of products these companies produce and how much they cost.
When you’re ready, you can take the first step towards a healthier diet by buying one of these brands.
If you’re on a budget then your best bet is to visit your local supermarket and look for their store brand products. Most stores offer quality products at affordable prices and there’s no reason not to take advantage of them! On the other hand if you want to buy more “exotic” products such as black rice or quinoa then I recommend looking for them online.
Amazon is a good place to start.
You can also buy them from Whole Foods or Trader Joes, but those places are usually pricier. You have to decide for yourself if the extra cost is worth it.
Anyway, let’s get to the list!
1. Bob’s Red Mill
If you’re going to buy grains then these are the brands to look for:
Whole grain corn: Used in many dishes such as tamales, tacos, and chili.
Whole grain brown rice: Adds a great texture to sushi rolls and rice dishes.
Whole grain oats: Used in many breakfast dishes such as granola, oatmeal, and granola bars.
Whole Grain Wheat: Adds a great flavor and texture to pastas and baked goods.
Buckwheat: Used in pancakes and crepes.
These can be bought from Bob’s Red Mill (pictured above). This company sells quality products at reasonable prices.
Priceline: The cheapest way to buy grains…..
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has many uses and it’s perfect for people on a paleo diet since our ancestors would’ve eaten coconut on a regular basis. Here are just some of the things you can do with coconut oil:
Use it for cooking (stir-frying is one of the best methods).
Use it as a butter or margarine substitute.
Use it in your coffee or tea.
Use it for skin care (great for treating dry skin).
Use it as massage oil.
One of the main reasons why people buy coconut oil is to use it for cooking. Coconut oil has been shown to have many health benefits due to its unique fatty acid profile. In fact, coconut oil contains the highest amount of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) than any other fat or oil known to man.
To learn more about the health benefits of MCTs, the article “MCT Oil: The Health Benefits Of Medium Chain Triglycerides” by Authority Nutrition is a great resource.
So for those of you who don’t know how to cook, I highly recommend buying coconut oil since it has so many uses in the kitchen. There are many places you can buy coconut oil such as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or your local grocery store. Like all supermarket products, coconut oil is usually cheaper at Whole Foods but I’ve also seen it on sale at Trader Joe’s so you might want to shop around.
Other cooking oils such as olive oil or vegetable oil are fine to use, but coconut oil has a mild flavor and has various health benefits compared to other oils so it’s the one I would recommend using.
I will write about how to cook with coconut oil in another post since there’s too much to cover in this one.
Skin & Hair Care
Coconut oil is great for your skin and hair, especially if you have dry skin. I find that it helps moisturize my skin and keeps it looking vibrant.
The reason why coconut oil works so well as a moisturizer is due to its long chain fatty acids (known as MCFAs). These fatty acids are easily absorbed into the skin, which helps hydrate your skin and keep it soft. If you have dry skin, I recommend looking for “coconut oil lotion” on Amazon.
Since coconut oil has a long shelf life, you can also buy in bulk to save money.
As for your hair, coconut oil is great for condition and moisturizing it. You can either buy a bottle of organic coconut oil or look for “coconut hair mask” on Amazon.
If you’re like me and can’t stand coffee, you can use coconut oil as a coffee substitute. Add a couple of spoonfuls of coconut oil into your coffee and bam, now you have a cup of coffee! Coconut oil has a mild taste so it won’t affect the taste of your coffee.
I don’t recommend using too much coconut oil in your coffee since it might make it too oily.
I don’t recommend putting coconut oil in tea since it might have a slim chance of increasing your cholesterol levels.
Spoonfuls of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has a lot of health benefits for humans, which I will talk about in another post. One of the best things about coconut oil is that it has the simplest composition out of all the oils listed on this page. This makes it very easy for your body to digest and break down.
If you have a hard time swallowing pills, then I recommend taking a spoonful of coconut oil a few times a day. It won’t give you all the health benefits of taking a pill, but it’ll provide some benefits and hopefully improve your gut health.
Sources & references used in this article:
Adaptation and diffusion of renovations: The case of the paleo diet by B Ertimur, S Chen – Journal of Business Research, 2020 – Elsevier
Practical Paleo, (Updated and Expanded): A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by D Sanfilippo – 2016 – books.google.com
HOW ONE SMALL TREE FARM AND A LEADING CORPORATION HELPED FUEL MY HOPE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE by WIEATINA DAY, ASA PALEO-VEGAN – model4greenliving.com
Paleo Dog: Give Your Best Friend a Long Life, Healthy Weight, and Freedom from Illness by Nurturing His Inner Wolf by H Jean, C Yarnall – 2014 – books.google.com