Tips on ‘Grocery Shopping for Your Health’

It’s about selecting items in the grocery store with a focus on creating healthier eating patterns that include foods that are nutrient-dense, low in calories, but that have a high amount of vitamins, minerals and fibers.

Put Fruit in the Refrigerator Without Washing It First

To prevent your fruits from decaying too soon, when you arrive home from the store, place your fruit directly into the refrigerator without washing it first. Fruit has a natural protective coating that protects it from early rotting. Washing the fruit before placing it into the refrigerator also promotes decays because of the moisture level left on the fruit. Bottom line: Wash fruit under fresh, cold water just before eating.

Be Colorful

Choose a colorful variety of fruits, because each can provide different nutrients. Don’t be shy about trying something new. Buy one piece and try it. Perhaps you’ll get hooked on something new and different.

Don’t Skip the Frozen Food Section

To cut costs, if you are searching for a particular vegetable and you can’t find it because it’s out of season, try the frozen food section or even the canned or jarred varieties. They provide year-round availability for many seasonal products.

Buy in Bags Rather Than Boxes

Buy frozen fruits and vegetables in bags rather than boxes, when possible. This way you can use what you want, seal the bag and store the rest for later.

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