With your shopping list in hand, and a full stomach to fend off any tempting impulse buys, you head to the grocery store. But with supermarkets carrying an average of over 42,000 items, according to the Food Marketing Institute, it’s not always easy to make healthy choices in line with today’s dietary guidelines.
Understanding what food, nutrients and caloric intake are recommended for your age and activity level is a good first step to eating a well-balanced diet. The National Institute on Aging offers specific guidelines for healthy eating after age 50. Decide what’s best for you and then consider these healthy shopping tips to help you through your supermarket journey:
Opt for Short Ingredient Lists
Check out the list of ingredients on each item and choose the ones with the shortest list. The more ingredients, the more sugars and chemical additives, which is exactly what you don’t want. They add calories without adding any nutritional value. Even better, buy food with no other ingredients except itself! Fruits, veggies, nuts, etc., all fall into this category. If there’s no label on it, you know exactly what you’re getting fresh, unprocessed food.
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