You are what you eat!Posted: June 18, 2012
Once again we are very grateful to have Melissa over today from Sweet Wholesome Health with such an inspiring article. Get the hummus ready and be sure to clean up the mess you left behind toasting your bagel…This is a really good read!
How much time do you spend looking into exactly what you are eating? How closely are you looking?
Ideally everyone that is aware of being healthy would cook completely from scratch and use only ingredients that they grew themselves. Then there would be no guessing as to what and how it was grown but this is impossible for most of us and totally unrealistic. Of course you can grow some things and cook a lot of your meals but not everyone has as much time as they need for what they would like to be eating.
Here are my top 2 tips for finding the best foods in a sea of options at the SUPERMARKET!
- Stop looking at the nutrition facts first. Remember you are what you eat! Start with the ingredients list. If you can’t read or understand what most of the ingredients, it is NOT FOOD and your body doesn’t know how to digest it. There are some really great products out there but you have to look closely to find them. For example my favorite on the go bar is LaraBars. They are delicious, give you energy and only have 5 or 6 real ingredients which means it is all real food yum!
- Although the “healthy foods” section is usually way more expensive at supermarkets, there is usually some really good markdowns. The general public stay away from this isle because of the cost so there are always products that the supermarket has to push to sell which means major markdowns! Stock up on these delicious real ingredient foods for when you need something quick.
Always love your body and do the best you can with what you have 🙂