buy win xp home oem buy photoshop elements 2.0 cheap painter x windows xp professional service pack 3 buy buy autodesk inventor 2015 commercial cost of microsoft office 2013 licenses buy office 2003 basic edition windows xp pro discount cheapest rosetta stone italian buy paperport 12 buy microsoft office professional visio 2007 pricing buy windows 7 retail singapore buy autodesk product design suite ultimate 2015 online purchase norton ghost 15.0
cheap cs4 macs best price outlook 2003 download buy 2003 windows server price of office 2010 starter cheap roxio creator 2009 ultimate cost of stellar phoenix cheap mac os x tiger order rosetta stone italian buying windows 7 64 bit keys purchase nero 7.0 price of adobe photoshop cs4 in malaysia purchase filemaker pro 8 buy adobe photoshop cs3 mac buy microsoft office excel adobe photoshop cs2 cost

“Shop the Perimeter of the Supermarket”? I Don’t Think So!

aisle1Earlier today at my dentist’s office, I flipped through a fitness and nutrition magazine and spotted this ever-prevalent food shopping tip — “stick to the perimeter of the store; that’s where the healthiest items are.”

Alright, time out. I disagree.

While the perimeters of most supermarkets offer fresh and frozen produce as well as lean protein (ranging from chicken breasts to tofu to shrimp), there are also plenty of healthy options waiting smack in the middle of all those aisles!

Branding aisle shelves as “evil” is overly simplistic — and inaccurate. After all, that is where you’ll find these nutrition all-stars:

* Canned beans
* Lentils
* Nuts and seeds
* Nut and seed butters
* Olive oil
* Plain instant oatmeal
* Quinoa
* Brown rice
* Whole grain pastas
* Spices (a great way to reduce sodium in your cooking!)
* Canned tuna and canned salmon

So go ahead, check out what’s on sale in aisle four. Just be sure to glance over the nutrition facts — and take a peek at the ingredient list!

Share

2 Comments

  1. Andrea said on November 30th, 2009

    Refreshing. Well said.

  2. Lisa Eaton-Wright said on April 17th, 2010

    I couldn’t agree more! “Shop the perimeter” has become a default response – one that needs to be reconsidered, for all the reasons that you state. There are myriad healthy food choices in the aisles. So read those labels and make informed choices!

Leave a Reply

Trackbacks