7 Items for Your Go-To Healthy Grocery List

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Healthy eating starts with healthy shopping. One of the easiest ways to wreck your diet is by not having healthy staples and ingredients on hand. By walking into the store with an organized list of healthy foods, you won’t waste time wandering the aisles. You’re also less likely to pick up food that may not be that great for you. Ready to get shopping? Here are some must-have items to pick up the next time you’re at the store.

1. Whole Grains

Pick up whole-wheat bread, pita pockets, English muffins, and whole-grain flour tortillas, Web MD suggests. Self also recommends picking up quinoa and some whole-wheat crackers (try Kashi or Back to Nature.) Make sure the wheat bread that you’re picking up is actually wheat. If you’re reading the ingredients and the first item is “refined wheat flour,”you’re basically getting bread that’s similar in nutritional value to white bread. The first ingredient should be “whole wheat”or “whole wheat flour.” As an added tip, look for bread that has at least 3 to 4 grams of fiber and has less than 100 calories per slice.

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