What are some healthy shopping tips?
Going to the grocery store without a shopping list is a recipe for disaster. In this video, Dr. Joy Dubost reveals her tips for shopping the healthy way.
Shop the perimeter of the store. What I mean by that is there you will find your fruits and vegetables, your lean meats,
your low-fat dairy, and your whole grains. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Hi, I'm Dr. joy Dubost, registered dietician and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, and I'm here to provide a few helpful tips for you
when you're shopping. First off, make a list. Make sure that before you go to the store, you have a list of the items that you actually do need.
Second, don't go on an empty stomach, because when you enter a grocery store on an empty stomach, then you're going to want to put everything in your basket
because you're hungry. So make sure that you go with a full stomach. Third, shop the perimeter of the store. What I mean by that is there you will
find your fruits and vegetables, your lean meats, your low-fat dairy, and your whole grains. So here are a few items I want to point out to you.
When shopping for whole grains, make sure that you see the word "whole" on the package. Brown rice is a great tool to use for incorporating
whole grains into your diet. But you will see the word "whole" on the package, and that will ensure that you're getting whole grains.
Half of your servings of grains need to be whole. Second, you may not want to buy fresh fruits and vegetables,
although you can find them priced right during the season. However, you may want to just choose frozen, which is another great idea if you
want to get full nutritional value without paying a higher cost. So frozen fruits and vegetables work great.
Low-fat dairy is another great item to incorporate into your diet. For those, there's also soy milk or almond milk
if you don't prefer to have dairy actually in the diet. And then, of course, your lean meats that you'll find your meat aisle.
When you leave the store, on checkout, you'll find some temptations there that are higher in sugar and fat. Try to avoid those and be tempted at that checkout.
So with this, I hope you find these tips helpful. Thank you for joining me, and happy shopping. [WHOOSHES] [HEART BEAT THUMPS]
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