Monday, April 5, 2010

Stock Your Cart with Health

Your health, and that of your family, depends on what you buy and take home from the grocery. Take a closer look at your grocery cart and see what you need to keep in stock:

Popcorn

Low-fat popcorn is crunchy, delicious, and a source of whole grain fiber. Plus, you can enjoy a large, filling portion without the guilt. Look for popcorn made with fat-free butter or air-popped popcorn.

Whole grain cereal

Whole grain cereal is a nourishing start to your day. Choose a whole-grain bran cereal packed with fiber such as raisin bran or bran flakes. Add fruit and low-fat milk for the most nutritious start to your day.

Real fruit juice

If you find it hard to eat fruits, real fruit juice is the next best thing to whole fruit. Pick those labeled as real fruit juice or 100% juice. Anything less is likely to contain additional sugars that your body does not need.

Vegetarian pre-packaged food items

Look for frozen meals that feature lean protein, plenty of vegetables, whole grains, and a low-fat or simple sauce. Hummus dips, stuffed pita pockets, grilled chicken, and pickled vegetables are just some of your delicious choices.

-Tin Gonzaga

1 comment:

lifestyleliving said...

These are great tips that anyone can do! Thanks for sharing :)

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