Health & Wellness

Great Grocery List Items for Good Health

Do you think about grocery shopping before you go grocery shopping? If not, and you are watching your weight, you may want to plan out your weekly meals ahead of time and make a grocery list that includes healthy food choices from each food group. You should also take into consideration how much time you’ll have to cook each night of the week. You may also want to plan on eating a meal before you go grocery shopping, in order to avoid temptation and putting high fat and high calorie foods into your grocery cart.
Here are some food suggestions that offer healthful minerals, nutrients, protein and vitamins:
Breads and Grains: Choose foods such as whole grain breads and rolls, whole wheat pasta and cereals such as All Bran, 100% bran, and shredded wheat cereals.
Produce: Choose foods such as apples, carrots and melons. If you buy canned fruit, you should choose fruits that are packed in water or juice, not syrup and have no added sugar.
Protein: Choose foods such as egg whites, low fat or nonfat dairy products, lean meat, lean turkey, legumes and salmon.
While there’s generally nothing wrong with enjoying our favorite not-so-good-for-you foods every now and then, healthy eating habits make a big difference in how we feel on a day to day basis.