There are 3 steps to healthy grocery shopping. Step 1 is planning ahead. Writing down what you want to buy is key to not wandering the aisles of the grocery store and potentially buying unhealthy things because you forgot about a healthy alternative. Step 2 is reading nutrition labels. You often think something is healthy when it really is not. Avoid trans fat and unsaturated trans fat. Focus on protein packed foods and avoid sugar if possible. Step 3 is to focus on the outside aisles of the grocery store. Often times the processed and unhealthy foods are in the middle and the healthy and fresh foods are on the outside aisles.
- Making lists and planning ahead of grocery store trips is more likely to lead a person to healthy eating habits
- Nutrition labels uncover the truth behind deceptive marketing practices of low sugar all natural products
- Healthier shopping can begin by picking out fresh fruits and vegetables first
“There are many factors that can get in the way of our efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle including busy schedules, lack of access to fresh produce, and smart advertising by the food industry.”