Friday, September 14, 2007

10 Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

10 Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

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 chicken with the skin on it, and if you plan to buy chicken - buy a chicken breast meal.

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.

7 comments: said...

nice tips. sorry i have been out of the loop for a while. looks like the site is progressing though.

-pk ,

jon said...

Good tips! May I add buy fresh fruit more often instead of canned fruit at all? Fresh meats, fruits and vegetables are the best!

Waliz said...

that is soooo much better jon...everything fresh and organic if u want to pay more...

Waliz said...

philip...nice to hear from u after so long..thanks for visiting even u r somewhere, anywhere

jon said...

yah, true. :( But it's almost worth it! My diet has improved. I feel better. and I eat less it seems!

Have a good day, w!

Waliz said...

who said money is not important?can buy us the best thing in the world especially when its come to your are what you eat..have a nice day too jon..

JAZEVOX said...

dont go shopping with an empty stomach...we practice that, but look for a chicken without the SKIN, why??