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October 30, 2013

Supermarket Savvy

Chapter Three

Supermarket Savvy

“As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists”

~ Joan Gussow

Since we’re talking about our bodies and the food (fuel) we give it, we might as well talk about the supermarket, grocery store, or whatever you call the place where you buy groceries.  Either way, all of us go there at some time or another, and if you prepare the meals in you household, you probably go there even more than you’d like.  Let’s take a walk through the average supermarket and look at what’s inside, which is a great step in the right direction for making the best food choices.

READ THY LABEL

The Nutrition Facts Panel is the most important part of the packaged food hyou purchase, please, please, pretty please, read you labels!

Before we get started on the label, you’ll need a coup0le of food packages with nutrition labels so you can follow along.  Check you cupboards for some packages.  Good examples might be bread, cereal, and a convenience item like boxed rice, or a frozen meal.

INGREDIENTS

Of utmost importance on your package label is the ingredient list.  Scrutinize your ingredient list.  Can you identify every item? Chances are if you have never heard of an ingredient, you can’t pronounce it, or it’s more than 10 letters long, you probably don’t want to eat it!  You vehicle (body) was not designed for those chemicals.  But, there are certain products your vehicle was designed for; fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans, and local, natural meat products.

You can order a copy of My Body My Vehicle by Kellie Creamer from the Amazon website.