Home / Healthy Diet / Smart Shopping Tips to Make Healthy Food Choices

Smart Shopping Tips to Make Healthy Food Choices

How do you make smarter decisions? Gastric bypass weight loss surgery changes lives. Here are a few tips that were originally published by Health Central:

1) Make a plan and / or a menu. Include healthy, real foods, such as fresh vegetables, high quality protein, fresh herbs, lemon, spices, and olive or coconut oil. Skip the rice, noodles, baby corn, prepared sauces, candy, chips, and soda. Make sure to follow the plan.

2) Do not go shopping when hungry.

3) Try a new vegetable or fruit every week.

4) Try local farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture groups.

Here is a list of ideas:

  • Herbs and spices to replace salt
  • Almond milk
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Beans and Legumes
  • Brown rice
  • Canned beans such as black, red, lima, cannellini, garbanzo, and pinto, fruit or fruit cups (without added sugar), non-starchy vegetables, sardines, tuna, or salmon (light, packed in water, no added salt)
  • Canola oil and olive oil
  • Citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and limes
  • Diced tomatoes, fruits (no added sugar)
  • Dried peas such as black-eyed and split peas
  • Fish
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Lentils
  • Low-fat refried beans
  • Low-sodium soup
  • Mushrooms
  • Nut spreads, such as almond butter and peanut butter
  • Onions
  • Other Foods
  • Pearled barley
  • Popcorn
  • Quinoa
  • Salsa
  • Seasonings and Condiments
  • Snacks
  • Spinach
  • Sugar-free jelly
  • Sugar-free syrup
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Unsalted nuts and seeds
  • Vegetarian baked beans
  • Whole grain, high-fiber pasta
  • Whole grain, high-protein, high-fiber cereals
  • Whole grain, low-carb crackers
  • Whole grain, multi-grain tortilla chips
  • Whole Grains
  • Whole oats and oatmeal
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Wraps or flat breads

Read article from Health Central

Stocking Your Pantry for Diabetes from Everyday Health

Diary of a formerly diabetic chef: Food needs to the first medicine we try from Oregon Live

Can the Paleo Diet Help Diabetes? From Everyday Health

Learn more about the pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of novel compounds: http://www.bostonti.com/

One thought on “Smart Shopping Tips to Make Healthy Food Choices

Comments are closed.