Make The Best Choice!

Here’s an interesting concept:

One of the most influential factors that can benefit your health are the contents of your shopping cart. What you buy at the market forecasts your menu for the week, so it’s pretty obvious that if you stock up on fattening and unhealthy foods your body will have a tough week ahead, working hard to process fats, oils, and sugars that have little nutritional value. On the other hand, if most of your intake is comprised of healthy fresh foods that nourish and work with your body helping maintain energy, vitality, and balance – you’d be having a much brighter week. After all, you are what you eat.

There is an easy way to ensure you include enough healthy items on every trip to the market just by adhering to a few key concepts:

Begin your shopping trip by choosing your protein.

Plan your meals starting with the protein base. If you first select your proteins, you can then plan for the produce, spices, or dressings you’ll need to pick up to complete a healthful and balanced meal.

Focus on fish – Try to incorporate at least two servings of fresh fish a week to maintain heart health and brain function. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fresh fish is an essential part of a healthy diet.

The wise shopper hits produce before going to the grocery aisle.

Following this sequence ensures that you’ve filled your cart with healthy and fresh items before going for the processed options. If you first cover your needs for fresh and nutritious food, there is no potential for grocery items to take space in your cart and distract you from the true necessities.

Best Market sells more volume in produce than any other supermarket in the region because our fresh-focused pricing makes it easy to shop for the truly essential products that bring health and vitality to your life.

Buy fresh, natural drinks

Instead of going for sodas with high fructose corn syrup, and go for the fruit juices and drinks with no added sugar. Orange juice, pomegranate, and other fresh juices with no added sugar will be full of vitamins and antioxidants, giving you a natural energy boost without the sugar crash.

Or better yet,

You could juice at home, taking fresh produce and turning it into a custom convocation of your choosing for a fraction of the cost. Juicing truly is the ultimate way to get a full spectrum, super-rush of nutrients into the body in a delicious and easy way. Imagine having 3 salads-worth of fruits and veggies in 1 serving of juice – as sweet or tangy as you like it. Check out our post on juicing

Instead of buying potato chips go for raw nuts

If you need a crunchy snack to munch on, try going for raw nuts. You can incorporate dried fruits for a combination of salty and sweet, and while munching away you’ll be doing your body a favor. Nuts are a great source of protein and can help lower your cholesterol and clear out your arteries. Packed with unsaturated fats, Omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber – nuts are the snack food to boost your health.

Best Market has our own packaging facility where we process a wide variety of nuts and snacks that allows us to have full control over pricing for these premium products. We really work hard to bring you the best for less.

Buy Seasonal

Buying produce in season has numerous benefits. Seasonal produce is harvested at its prime, given optimal time in the sun. These items will be at the peak of flavor and nutrition. You’ll see the difference at checkout too – When a food is “in season” it means that it’s growing in your region and can be found in abundance, so prices will be at their lowest. Here’s our post on Seasonal Foods

February 6, 2014