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Your Good-Better-Best Guide to the Grocery

Step-by-Step Guidelines for the Best Food Choices

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4/10/2018 10:51:35 AM

KIMJ01's SparkPage
One rule of thumb, if it is pre-sliced, etc. it is usually cheaper to buy the whole (unsliced) item and slice it yourself. Like goat cheese crumbles... buy the whole item and crumble it yourself. You can get 7 oz of goat cheese for the same price as 3 oz of goat cheese crumbles.
3/12/2018 9:55:56 AM

THECOZE's SparkPage
Great comments on the foods listed here.
3/11/2018 9:31:41 PM

ARCHIEFIT's SparkPage
Actually the Bestest milk is Almond Milk, it's got a whole lot more vitamins, protein, calcium and all that other good stuff that regular even whole milk can't hold a candle too. Oh, it also contains NO cholesterol or fats. Really good and better than cow's milk.

BUT as far as breads, I really learned a lot here. Thank you very much for that. I had thought that "whole grain" was better than "whole wheat" I learned here it's just the opposite. And I see that "Nature's Way" bread as listed here has even more grain than all the others and no corn syrup and this is a bread that I've seen at Wegmans. So I'll be getting this from now on. I've been looking for the "whole grain" label for the past couple years since I started eating mindfully, but now I'm going after whole wheat. Thanks again for this helpful tip. Hope my tip about Almond Milk is helpful too.
3/11/2018 3:12:05 PM

LIGHTHOUSE1954's SparkPage
If you have to really watch your sodium then you would do better using Whole milk because it does not have as much sodium as the lower fats milk. The lower the fat the more salt and sugar is used to add flavor. Whole Milk also will keep you full longer than the lower fat ones. Also remember that we need fats to breakdown the vitamins in the Milk.
3/11/2018 11:08:14 AM

DGRIFFITH51's SparkPage
Most often low fat or no fat foods have added sugars to make up for the taste so always check the labels. Natural saturated fat is not a problem if you are eating whole foods instead of processed foods.
3/11/2018 8:27:14 AM

MBPP50's SparkPage
Thank you
3/10/2018 9:15:57 PM

MSROZZIE's SparkPage
Good need to know information and comparisons.
3/10/2018 11:59:57 AM

NELLJONES's SparkPage
Since I use dairy only in hot applications, I'm back to whole milk. Lowfat milk or yogurt breaks in heat, turns into whey and casein granules. Hot dairy needs fat to hold it together.
3/10/2018 11:41:45 AM

GETULLY's SparkPage
Interesting comparisons
3/10/2018 10:52:05 AM

FISHGUT3's SparkPage
thanks
3/10/2018 8:49:06 AM

INSIGHT62's SparkPage
Interesting information.
3/10/2018 8:16:41 AM

AMYSUZEQ's SparkPage
Thank you
3/10/2018 7:31:54 AM

MARSHASHADOW's SparkPage
As others have mentioned, old info. Some of the info is wrong. Updates on a lot of these articles would be nice.
ETHELMERZ
3/10/2018 1:18:39 AM

This was written in 2010.......do the best you can. To each his own.....
1/28/2018 11:56:44 AM

WOUBBIE's SparkPage
I have a headache from the eyerolling.

Whole foods ARE best, so the best milk is WHOLE milk.
The best yogurt is full fat Greek yogurt WITH LIVE CULTURES.
If you're going to eat bread at all (even the best ones are close to being a nutritional zero) don't buy anything "light". They either added something weird or took out something healthy.
Pasta? There IS no healthy choice, it's basically just fattening carbage.
There is not a processed cereal out there that anyone should be eating. If it has to be extruded, put it back on the shelf and invest in some steel cut old fashioned oatmeal.
I DO agree on the lunch meats. Soooo much better to eat fresh!

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