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10 tips for Healthy Food Shopping

Shopping for food is something we all have to do, even though choosing the right foods can be very hard.  To help you we’ve put together some simple tips to help make things easier:

  1. Never go 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 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 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. Choose whole grain breads, cereals, and rolls.
  8. Try cantaloupe. 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 doing your food shopping, you’ll avoid the bad foods and get those that you need.  There are many different healthy foods, all it takes is the will power to go past the bad foods and on to the good ones.

 

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