Grocery Shopping Trips
Grocery shopping has never been so fun!
Take a Trip with a Cambiati Nutritionist
Discover how a Cambiati Coach looks at a grocery store. We bet even though you go all the time, you are missing a whole world of amazing food. Learn new ways to freshen up your meals as you go through the store. Look for super foods & figure out how to incorporate them into everyday cooking.
It’s more than a grocery shopping trip; it’s a chance to brainstorm with the ingredients you love & add new ones to your repertoire.
Grocery Shopping Myths
Myth 1: Shopping around the perimeter is best.
Maybe back in the old days, but now? The grocery store designers are onto us. They have peppered in unhealthy options around the perimeter of the store, including snacks, alcohol, dips and baked goods. On the flip side, there are many nutritious offerings tucked inside the aisles, like nut butters, oils and vinegars, seasonings, and frozen vegetables and fruit. We can help you decipher which items to pop in your cart and which to leave on the shelves.
Myth 3: Frozen is not as fresh as…well…fresh foods.
Actually, that’s not necessarily true. Many times crops are picked and quickly frozen, which retains most of the nutrients. So it’s a convenient and inexpensive way to get those fresh fruits and veggies stocked, and they won’t go bad as quickly as fresh produce will. We can show you which frozen items to keep on hand that will help you pull together a quick meal.
Myth 2: It’s at Whole Foods—it must be healthy.
We wish that were the case! But just because it’s on the shelf of your favorite health food store doesn’t mean a packaged food has clean ingredients. It can be high in sugar, use gums as binders, or seed oils for a neutral flavor. So it’s still important to understand what’s going into your body and how to read labels for the highest-quality ingredients.
Myth 4: If a label says “all natural” or just has a few ingredients, that means it’s good for us.
Don’t be duped by this one! Though the public considers something with an “all natural” label to be a healthier option, the USDA and FDA’s regulatory guidelines permit the inclusion of genetically modified ingredients and the use of pesticides in food production. For those aiming to avoid consuming products with pesticides or GMOs, opting for foods bearing the “USDA certified organic” label is a better choice. However, it’s crucial to recognize that a “USDA certified organic” or “natural” label doesn’t inherently equate to nutritional superiority; rather, it hares more about the method of production. And think that “made with just four ingredients” or being made with nuts and fruits makes it healthy think again…that can sabotage your weight loss and blood sugar balance goals. We can help you weed through the maze of confusing ingredients to learn which ones are truly healthy.