Superfood Shopping Tips - dummies

By Brent Agin, Shereen Jegtvig

Part of Superfoods For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you have a game plan, adding superfoods to your diet isn’t difficult. Some superfoods may take more effort to find than others, but with some simple strategies, you can make fewer shopping trips, save money, and improve your health. Here are some superfood shopping tips to get you started:

  • Ask your doctor and health-conscious friends about their favorite superfoods and where they shop for them.

  • Gather some recipes and plan out your meals, and then use your meal plan to create your grocery list. You’ll have the ingredients you need and minimize waste (and spend less) at the same time. Choose recipes that use superfoods for the main ingredients.

  • Don’t go to the store without a list. You’ll make fewer impulse purchases — and buy less junk food — if you make a shopping list and stick to it.

  • If you’re between meals, eat a snack before you go shopping. When you’re hungry, you’re more likely to buy everything in sight.

  • Check out your store’s organic foods, natural foods, and exotic foods sections. As more shoppers demand healthy food options, more stores are carrying them, and you may be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

  • Stick to the fresh produce section, the freezer section, and the seafood counter in your search for superfoods. Avoid the junk food aisles that have all the sugary sodas, chips, and high-calorie snacks; you won’t find superfoods there.

  • Don’t forget the Internet. If you can’t find a specific superfood at your local grocery store, chances are you can find it online.