We all want to eat healthier, but the process can be overwhelming! There is so much misinformation in the mainstream media, that includes the back-and-forth debate between what is good for us and what is not. To further complicate the process, food that is labeled as healthy, is not actually healthy for us. A safe rule of thumb while in the grocery store: shop on the outside aisles as much as possible. The inside of the aisles is where the processed food lurks. This is the food that is made to last long on the shelves. Therefore, they are merely products, not food.
First, learn to read food labels and trust your judgment. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, or there’s more than five ingredients, it is probably a product and not safe to call food.
Also, be cautious of foods labeled low-calorie, or low-carb. Check the serving sizes.
Here are some good choices to get you started on the journey to healthy shopping:
Fruits and Vegetables: Kale, Avocado, Bananas, Apples, Carrots Spinach, and Mangoes are good choices and also make good ingredients for smoothies.
Whole Wheat Bread/Ezekiel Bread
Raw Almonds or Unsalted Cashews for a snack
Flax or Chia seeds: Goes good in smoothies, or mixed into Oatmeal for extra flavor