Food is life.
Food is fuel.
Food is nutrition.
Remember that old adage, “you are what you eat”? That couldn’t be more true!
This isn’t a crash course in nutrition, because the reality is that a majority of us know what’s good for us and what’s not.
We simply want to empower you to choose your food wisely.
If food needs a nutritional label then it’s not a whole food.
Use this guide the next time you’re grocery shopping to help you find the most nutritious WHOLE foods:
1. Spend most of your time in the first and the largest section which is the produce section and choose colorful fruits and vegetables. The different colors represent the different vitamins and minerals content of each fruit or vegetable.
2. Remember not all fat is created equal. Look for healthy fats such as coconut, avocado, raw nuts and seeds and even organic grass fed butter.
3. When it comes to grains, go for the least processed foods that are made from whole grains. Look for at least 4 grams of fiber per serving and the less sugar the better. Choose grains like gluten-free brown rice or quinoa.
4. In the Meat, Fish, and Poultry sections choose lean cuts of meat. Opt for skinless poultry and watch your portion sizes.
5. Frozen Foods. Frozen fruits and vegetables without sauce are a good way to help fill in the produce gap, especially in winter.
Happy Healthy Hunting!
The Team at PURE