Healthy food choices are more important than you think. The health of your body depends on what you eat. Healthy food choices do not have to be expensive or exotic. Eating healthy can be simple and convenient. Here are some tips for choosing and buying healthy food products:
- Eat Right, But Know What "RIGHT" Is: Garbage food has been made a part of our culture from the dawn of time. The Mayan did it better than the Indians and the Chinese. From the beginning, eating garbage was about the practical benefits, not about the appearance or taste. Eat right, but know what "right" means.
- Pick the Right Produce: Healthier food is organically grown. In the produce section of your grocery store, look for fruits and vegetables that are certified organic. Avoid fruits and vegetables that have had fertilizer added to the soil to promote growth. Look in the produce section for certified gluten-free sprouts and vegetables. If you must buy pre-packaged fruits and vegetables, make sure they were grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
- Get the Right Fiber: Low-income families often do not buy enough fresh fruits and vegetables to meet their daily requirements. That's where low-income grocery store coupons come in. Many grocery stores offer various special coupons for food items like low-income canned goods, low-income protein and dairy products, low-income fruits and vegetables, low-income bakery products, and other healthy food items. These coupons can help make your food shopping less expensive, especially if you shop at local stores.
- Buy in Bulk: If you do a lot of shopping at grocery stores, bulk buying is an easy way to save money on groceries. Grocery stores often offer sale prices on certain items when you buy in bulk. Check out the food labels to see if you're buying enough of a certain product to meet your family's needs. For example, many families don't need to buy too much of tuna to meet their daily fish consumption. If you don't need a lot of food for your family, look for bulk foods at discount grocers. Some discount grocers also have deals on the weekends and holidays.
- Be Active: If you are a couch potato who eats unhealthy food, why not make an effort to get up and move around? Participating in social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Digg can keep you informed about local events, discounts, and delicious food. You can also use these sites as a way to introduce your kids to healthy food. Tell them you want them to try the NJP brand pizza with blue cheese. They may be surprised at how much they really like it.