How do you make healthy food choices?
Grocery stores are ideal as you can find everything you need under one roof, their aisles are wide and there is also the possibility of a quick checkout.
But since there are so many options, how do you distinguish between good and bad foods? The key is knowing what to look for to plan meals. There are a variety of ways to choose the foods that provide the best nutritional value for you and your loved ones.
First head to the fruit and vegetable section. You won't be able to make a bad decision there, because they are all good for you.
Always buy bread and pasta that contains whole wheat or whole grain mixtures instead of bleached or enriched flour mixtures.
Avoid soft drinks and replace them with water, milk, low-sugar juices, and herbal teas.
Choose low-fat dressings and seasonings. They contain large amounts of sugar and additives harmful to health.
Choose healthy cooking oils. Nut, canola, and olive oils can replace vegetable and fatty oils.
Avoid processed foods and meats that contain preservatives and are high in fat. Canned meats, pasta, and ravioli contain a lot of salt, fat, and harmful additives.
Resist pizza and frozen meals as well as other frozen appetizers.