Your local supermarket can be tricky terrain to navigate. With constant bombardment of “2-for-1” deals, discounts and featured items, making the right choices for your wallet and health can be challenging.
We’re here to help. With our list of 6 shopping secrets, you’ll be hitting the supermarket more efficiently and be more informed to make the best choices possible!
1. Make a Shopping List
Bringing a list with you is a huge time saver and even better, sticking to your list helps you avoid the danger zone aisles where salty, fat-laden snacks and high-calorie sodas live in abundance. If it’s junk food that’s not on your list, don’t buy it – no matter how sweet the deal is.
2. Never Shop Hungry
Walking into store that houses an endless variety of chocolate, candy bars, chips and ice cream is not something you should do when you’re starving.
3. Be a Wall Flower
The most common trait that the majority of grocery stores share is the location of fresh produce. You’re more likely to find the fresh, healthy food options along the perimeter walls of the store. Keep to the outside as you browse and you’ll be presented with the most ideal choices! Remember to visit the pharmacy section when you’re in your local Walmart – that’s where you’ll find all of your favorite Purely Inspired® products!
4. Stick to short ingredient lists
The longer the list of ingredients on a particular product’s label, the more likely it’ll contain all kinds of artificial sugars and chemical additives. When we formulated Purely Inspired® 100% Plant-Based Protein we ensured it contains no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. If you’re dedicated to the Purely Inspired® lifestyle, you’ll find that when it comes to ingredients, clean and natural is the best choice.
5. Skip the Syrup
Specifically, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is a widely used sweetener that packs a hefty caloric pop, even more so than refined sugar. If you happen to find it listed amongst the first few ingredients on a product label, we’d advise you to just place it back on the shelf.
6. Fresh or Frozen?
The temptation of convenience and price is usually strongest along the frozen food aisle. A good rule of thumb is to buy fresh produce items when they’re in season and choose the frozen variety when they’re out of season.