The famous Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine.” It’s a statement that still holds a lot weight today. The food we eat has a tremendous impact on both our gut and overall health. Healthy foods can boost our immune system, help prevent us from getting sick, fight serious health issues, promote healthy digestion, rid the body of toxins, increase our energy level and boost our mood. That’s not to mention eating healthy foods also help us maintain a healthy weight and a better complexion.
The evidence is clear — we are what we eat! So if we know the many health benefits of healthy foods, why is it so hard for many of us to maintain a healthy diet? Between sugar and additives, it makes processed foods, junk foods and sweets pretty addicting. I mean, can you seriously eat just one chip? Don’t even get me started on Oreo cookies!
There is one simple trick that can help us clean up our diets asap — stock our refrigerators and pantries with healthy food! If all we have around us is healthy food, then we’ll eat healthy food. That makes sense, right? Of course, it all starts with what we buy at the grocery store. Check out the infographic below for a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to healthy food shopping.