6 RULES FOR Healthy Grocery SHOPPING
Natural Solutions|June 2021
Grocery stores aren’t as innocent as they may seem. They’re actually designed to influence your choices, from where foods are placed on the shelves to those impulse buys at the register. “It’s a business and they need to move it and want to sell as much as possible,” said New York City nutritionist Nicolette Pace.

To stop wasteful spending and an expanding waistline, here are six ways to shop smarter at the grocery store:

1. GO IN ARMED WITH A HEALTHY GROCERY LIST.

If you’re aimlessly snaking through the aisles, you’ll end up with a bigger bill, and you’re going to buy a lot of stuff that you don’t need, pointed out Pace. “Go in well prepared with a list and not when you’re hungry or anywhere near mealtime,” she said. “Everything in that store is designed to make you hungry and make you buy.: Sticking with your list can help you fend off temptation and unnecessary impulse buys.

2. PICK FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN FIVE DIFFERENT COLORS.

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