Monday, October 3, 2011
8 Tips to Navigate the Grocery Store! Clean eating
6. Choose prepared foods with short ingredient lists. I don’t expect you to cut out prepared foods entirely. Just remember: The shorter the ingredient list, the healthier the food usually is. Of course, if the ingredients are sugar and butter, put the item back on the shelf.
Ok, so I wanted to get some tomato paste to make chili. For some reason I was under the impression that tomato paste was.....wait for it.....JUST TOMATOES. Not so my friends! Good thing I checked the label! Look at the difference! What is all of this crap??
8. Confirm that a wheat bread is whole wheat. Some of the folks selling bread are trying to pull the wool (or is it wheat chaff?) over your eyes. Sure, a wheat bread is made from wheat. But if the first ingredient is refined wheat flour, then it’s made from the same wheat as white bread — which means, stripped of fiber and nutrients, and in some cases, dyed brown for a fake healthy appearance. What you’re really looking for are the words “100% whole wheat.” That’s the stuff with minimum refining and maximum beneficial nutrients. Sneaky marketing can get ya!