Making better Food Choices in the Grocery Store

Food Choices in Grocery Store

Over 75% of the foods sold in grocery stores today are considered unhealthy? Did you know that? A major drawback for most shoppers is the temptations found in the aisles between the produce and the dairy and meat sections. Most people do not realize the most nutritious foods are found along the edges of the grocery store.

Advice: Read labels. If the ingredients have a lot of words you cannot pronounce or understand, do you really want to put it into your cart? Quite often, the more unfamiliar words you find then the less it belongs in your cart. It is true, though, your options for where to shop for certain foods may be limited.

Try these few suggestions to help your grocery store shopping become a little healthier:

    Peanuts Butter
  1. Peanut Butter: Look for brands that have only peanuts or only peanuts and salt in the ingredients. Some brands of peanut butter contain hydrogenated oils. Look again. Those hydrogenated oils are trans fatty acids and are a threat to your heart’s health.
  2. Canned Soups
  3. Canned Soups: Read labels. Carefully. Most canned soups are high in sodium and fat. If the label announces “low fat”, look again. It may have a high salt content. Select soups with less than 400mg – 500mg of sodium and zero grams of fat when possible.
  4. Canned Fruits
  5. Canned Fruits: Canned fruits are fun and a good snack. They are healthy when you choose brands packaged in their own juice or in very light syrup. Avoid canned fruits with less than 100% juice. Seek brands that are fortified with vitamin C and calcium.

These are only a few examples of food choices you can examine to make the most of your grocery shopping and make it as healthy as you can.

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