6 Things to Always Buy & 4 Things to Leave Off Your List

6 Things to Always Buy & 4 Things to Leave Off Your List

Have you ever heard the term “shopping the edges?” It means focusing on the exterior aisles of the grocery store—where the whole foods reside (all the processed food is in the middle). Renowned chef Gerard Viverito, aka “The Sustainable Chef,” stresses the importance of eating whole foods because that’s where you’ll get a nutritional bang for your buck. He says ”emphasize food quality over quantity by focusing on whole, unprocessed foods that are nutrient-dense foods, high in fiber and low in net carbs-but are still packed with other nutrients.”

Also, according to Nicolette M. Pace, MS, RDN, CDE, CBC, CDN, CFCS, FAND, you should be paying attention to the labels. “Don’t be fooled by packaged items that are marketed as ‘made with fresh fruit’ or ‘contains a full serving of vegetables.’ Single-ingredient foods like an apple or broccoli do not need labels they are whole foods. Cut your selections to those with five or fewer ingredients. More than likely, a paragraph of ingredients will contain additives, preservatives or flavor enhancers which if routinely eaten can have a negative impact on a child’s health.

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