Grocery shopping. It's something we all do, but to ensure you're making the best choices it helps to have a strategy in place before hitting the aisles. Watch this video and learn how best to navigate your local grocery for the healthiest purchases.View Transcript »
eating healthy isn't always as easy at it seems. There can be unhealthy options even at healthy grocery stores. So today, I'm at Whole Foods to give you five tips you need to know in order to stay healthy while grocery shopping. If there's one tip you remember from today, it's to start shopping along the outer walls of the grocery store, not the center aisles. Most grocery stores are laid out so that the healthier foods are in the back corners meaning you have to walk by all the potato chips and the snack foods to get to them. If you have more food with labels on it in your basket than bagged produce, you're not making the healthiest choices so load up on naturally wholesome produce like fruits and vegetables first, and then go to the snack aisle. when buying packaged goods such as chips, crackers, flip right to the label. You want to make sure you have less than five ingredients that you can actually pronounce. and our familiar like whole-wheat, salt, eggs. Not something that sounds too technical. For example, these have two, this is a great find when buying bread, words like multi-grain can be very misleading. So make sure there's a whole grain such as whole wheat or oat as one of the first ingredients. with cereal you wanna try to find an option with at least five grams of fiber and less than twelve grams of sugar. To sweeten it up, you could always add some berries. We've got bread but consider expanding to other categories as well. In fact, the ethnic food aisle is a great place to find them. You can get kenis that your brown rice, tons of other options. You'll find healthy unexpected ingredients here, so don't be afraid to experiment. Now when it comes to When it comes to frozen foods foods stick to frozen vegetables they often retain more nutrients than their fresh counterparts even. And, they're a great alternative to canned vegetables since sodium is usually used in the canning process of the preservative. When buying vegetables go for a full spectrum of color, don't just stick to your greens even though they are a super food. But if that's all you eat not getting everything you need nutritionally, so mix it up. When buying meat, poultry, or dairy, including eggs, you want to try to stick to organic if possible. This will help cut down on the added hormones often used in conventional products. Fish is a terrific source of lean protein and actually can be quite easy to prepare. Black cod, Ahi, and even sardines are all great sustainable options. For beef, cuts are now labeled with the percentage of fat they contain. So try to stick to 90-95 percent lean. Overall, if you create a shopping list and actually stick to it, it'll prevent you from making impulse purchases. Hope these tips keep you healthy. I'd love to hear from you in the comments. See you next time on FitSugar TV.