How to shop healthy
Did you know that the healthiest and freshest foods are near the edges of the grocery store? We call this "shopping the perimeter." It can help save you calories - and money - through a healthy and diverse diet.
Fresh fruits and vegetables have lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals. For an 1,800-calorie diet, you need four cups of fruits and vegetables each day. The more color in your basket, the better - go for dark greens, oranges, reds and purples.
Look for whole-grain products in the store's bakery. You'll get lots of fiber and other nutrients. Choose foods that have "whole grain" or "whole wheat" in the ingredient list.
Stop at the butcher counter for fresh beef, chicken, pork and fish. Choose lean or low-fat meat and poultry to cut saturated fat. Favor fish, which has healthy fats. Eggs and tofu are packed with protein, too.
Grab low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese in the dairy section. You'll get calcium, potassium and vitamin D. Just pick products without added sugars.