Dr Michael Mosley recommends six foods to add to your shopping list

With conflicting health advice ringing in your ears and the prices of groceries continuously rising, it can be difficult to put together the right shopping list.

Fortunately, Dr Michael Mosley has explained what foods you should keep in your shopping basket and which should be left on the shelves.

Certain food choices can boost your intake of essential nutrients and even improve your sleep, while other popular choices will offer no benefit and only keep you wanting more.

Dr Mosley appeared on ITV’s Loose Women on Monday and went through the panel’s typical shopping baskets, picking out items they should keep and groceries they should ditch.

The health guru recommended adding salmon, full-fat Greek yoghurt, mustard, sourdough bread, pears and eggs to your shopping basket.

He explained salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, like other foods in the Mediterranean diet such as olive oil and nuts. The popular fish also offers a number of other health benefits, including helping you get a good night’s sleep and being “really good for the brain”.

Turning to mustard, Dr Mosley warned that condiments can be high in salt, but added that he is also a fan of this particular one.

The doctor also approved of sourdough bread, which is higher in fibre, iron, vitamins and minerals.

When it came to full-fat Greek yoghurt, he explained that it is packed with protein but has half the calories of cream.

Dr Mosley also okayed pears as a fresh fruit, but said the nutrients are in the skin, so you need to make sure to eat that part as well. He explained the same goes for apples.

On the flip side, the doctor urged shoppers to leave things like soft drinks, even sugar-free, crisps, and wine on the shelves. He explained that ultra-processed foods like crisps and chocolate are designed to make you eat more of them.

However, if you can’t give up wine completely, Dr Mosley conceded that red wine is better for you than white and suggested that moderation is key with this drink.

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