Healthy Eating Begins at the Grocery Store

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The average American visits the grocery store at least twice a week, yet frequently feels there is never anything to eat at home. Since most people have little time to spend at the store, the following tips should help with trips to the supermarket. Eating healthy starts with shopping healthy! Remember, if you don’t buy healthy foods….you won’t eat healthy foods!

Grocery Store

  • Plan Ahead  Planning meals for the week ahead of time will make grocery shopping a faster and healthier experience. Stick to your list in the store rather than coming up with ideas as you shop.
  • Shop the Perimeter  The best choices are located around the store rather than in the center aisles. The foods found on the perimeter are typically the most fresh.
  • Don’t Shop Hungry  Grocery shopping while hungry increases the temptation to purchase foods you might normally be able to resist. If you can’t shop right after…

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