* This is part of a year-long series called “52 Weeks to Eating better than Ever”. Click on the side bar for more information and to read the previous essays.
In general, we want to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and fish, with some light dairy, beans, and whole grains. Sticking to the aisles is a good way to do that, and as a result:
- Eat more nutrients
- Eat healthier food
- Eat fresher food &
- Consumer fewer calories….
The next time you go to the grocery store, hang a right and head straight for the produce- plums, watermelons, and berries, sweet potatoes, corn, and broccoli. Some multi-grain bread, with live grains, if you like. But take a look in the middle of the store as you’re doing that. You may need to slip in for some oatmeal, some canned vegetables or beans, some spices, or oils. But overall, bypass most of that inner store junk food– the chips, crackers, processed cakes and so on. Most of the healthy things in the grocery store are on the outside. It’s not a black and white rule, but it’s a good plan overall and you know by now, little things add up quickly.
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