Monday, 7 February 2011

Healthy Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is something we all have to do, even

though choosing the right foods can be very hard

indeed. To assist you with your healthy grocery

shopping, the tips below can indeed help make things

easier than ever before:

1. Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach.

2. Select canned fruits and tuna that are packed in

water, not oil or syrup.

3. Look at the labels for the words "hydrogenated"

or "partially hydrogenated". The earlier you see

them appear on the list, the higher the amount of

unhealthy trans fatty acids the food will contain.

4. Don't buy turkey with the skin on it, and if

you plan to buy chicken - buy a chicken breast


5. When you select frozen dinners, select those

that are not only low in fat, but low in sodium

and cholesterol as well.

6. If you aren't consuming enough dairy products,

go with calcium fortified orange juice instead.

7. Go for whole grain breads, cereals, and rolls.

8. Give cantaloupe a try. With just 95 calories,

half of the melon will provide more than a day's

supply of Vitamin C and beta carotene.

9. Don't be tricked into buying yogurt covered

by nuts or raisins, as the coating is normally

made of sugar and partially hydrogenated oils.

10. Get some of the low fat treats, such as

pretzels, ginger snaps, and angel food cake.

By following the above tips when grocery shopping,

you'll avoid the bad foods and get those that you

need. There are many different healthy foods at

the grocery store, all it takes is the will power

to go past the bad foods and on to the good ones.

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