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Cultivate Your Soul: 5 Hints for Growing Healthy

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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 1. Freshen up
Buy fresh produce — carrots, spinach, whatever you like to eat. All fresh veggies are naturally low in fat and calories. You don’t need a label needed to tell you that! Favor organic or locally grown produce whenever possible.

2. Walk in circles
Do most of your shopping around the perimeter of the store. Eggs, yogurt, breads and — of course — fruits and veggies. The interior aisles are usually the ones with shelves full of processed food items you want to avoid.

3. Go whole or go home
Find whole grains. Not just the words “whole grain” but the actual, intact grains in their natural state. Brown rice is a whole grain. So are quinoa, barley and oats. At some stores you can buy these in bulk for less than $1.50 per pound. These are much preferable to the processed whole grains you might find in packaged foods.

4. Bring your reading glasses Read the ingredient list on packaged items. See if you can pronounce and understand each of the items listed before purchasing. If not, ask yourself, “What is this stuff?” If you’ve never heard of it, chances are it isn’t as natural as the label claims.

5. Have a master plan
Ever have trouble deciding what to buy? Before you go grocery shopping, make a meal plan and write a shopping list. When you have a plan you will be more focused and less likely to be attracted to fancy packaging or impulse buys.

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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