This Article is About
fruits and veggies
fruits vegetables
store shelves
checkout line
slim waistline
food choices
physical appearance
local food
better health
bad habits
You Are Your Grocery Cart
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

You Are Your Grocery Cart

Franz has been taking some time away from the article writing to further study nutrition in order to be able to offer the best ideas for optimal health by choosing better eating habits. And what I have decided lately is that with one hundred percent assurance: you are what you choose to put in your grocery cart.

Franz can tell you that these days, making good food choices takes a little effort in order to reap great results. I have said it before and I'll say it again, if you choose one ingredient foods to create your meals, you will achieve better health and a slim waistline.

As I do my weekly shopping I can't help but weep for this generation. People roam around the grocery store assuming that if it's on the store shelves it must be okay to eat. I can tell you with overwhelming certainty that seventy five percent of the food in grocery stores is garbage!

Next time you go shopping actually stop and read the ingredient labels of foods you are buying. If you do not know what those ingredients are then you probably should not eat that food. If an item has more than a few ingredients in it then this might be something to avoid.

As I watch folks at the checkout line I observe people and what they are buying. I can tell you that what you put in your grocery cart directly affects your health and physical appearance. I always observe that the people who are of large stature are buying all the processed garbage that graces the shelves of our local food stores. The healthy looking folks have chosen lean unadulterated proteins, healthy carbs, fruits, and veggies.

Now I could also add that the benefits of eating a "clean diet" of fruits, vegetables, lean unadulterated proteins, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains is key to better health, but every one is on their own journey when it comes to correcting bad habits. So what I will say is that as you shop remember that you are your grocery cart. What ever you choose to put in it either adds or detracts from the quality of your overall health.

Some poor food choices will not show up for years. When someone chooses to eat "dead food" for years, foods that have no life to them, foods that consist of nothing but lifeless ingredients and chemicals, the body will respond. These foods come in bright colored boxes and can be bought with coupons. The ingredient list looks like a paragraph and contains items that you can't pronounce. A diet of these foods can lead to all sorts of diseases, the worst being cancer. These diseases don't live in a body that consumes healthy foods as they can't survive in a high frequency and an alkaline body. Disease does however thrive in a body that is very acidic due to the consumption of dead foods.

Now this is just Franz's opinion, but after lots of research and personal experience, I can say that your health is a result of the items you choose to put, or not put, in your grocery cart. So, at whatever level you are at in your journey to better health, Franz pleads with you to examine each item you choose to place in your grocery cart. The best choices are in the produce, lean meats, raw nuts and seeds, and the organic food sections of the grocery store.

Street Talk

Thanks on your article, it explains well how is food related to eating habits. I don't live in America and we have a lot of organic food on the market, thankfully. I eat helthy and fill good. Had some issues with helth, ovaries but did some research and figure out it has to do with dairy products so I am dairy free and feel big improvment.

  about 9 years ago

I agree with you about eating natural foods. One of the easiest ways to do that is to do most of the shopping at the perimeter of the store where they sell produce, meat and fish, and the dairy aisle. I am on the Harcombe diet, and I eat mainly berries, meat, vegetables, and eggs. I have been avoiding processed food.

  about 1 decade ago
You May Also Like
Juicing Vs Blending
Many people often question which is better, juicing or blending. As with a lot of health food strategies, you can find arguments that support almost any side. Some people are all about juicing and will tell you it is by far superior over blending, and vice versa. Personally, I believe…
By: Linda4 in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Apr 14, 2011  
  Likes: 4

Potty Training Ideas- A List Of Tips to Get You Started
Are you about to begin the process of potty training your child, and in need of some potty training ideas? Here’s a list of potty training ideas and tips for you to consider: • In the beginning, sit your toddler on the potty once an hour. This will help the…
By: Misti Cherry in  Home and Family  >  Babies Toddler   Mar 18, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Cold Symptoms - Fighting Back Naturally!
If you want to avoid cold symptoms then taking a few steps ahead of time will help you stay out of bed during the cold and flu season. There are natural ways to strengthen your immune system so that your body will be able to protect itself from any bacteria…
By:  in  Health and Fitness   Feb 06, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Treating Eczema Without Prescription, Treat Eczema In Just 10 Days!
Today I am going to show you how to treat eczema without medical drugs, after reading this article you will be able to treat your eczema in just 10 days! I used to have eczema and today I am one hundred percent cured, I used all natural methods to treat…
By: Rodrick in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Nov 17, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Organic Gardening - Get the Highest Possible Quality Of Food
The best way to get the freshest, highest quality and fantastic-tasting veggies is to grow them yourself organically. Organic gardening is something worth knowing even if you don't personally have your own garden space. It can be done in containers on your balcony or porch and it is popular enough…
By: Patty Allread in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Apr 02, 2012  
  Likes: 2

Health Benefits Of Green - Fruit Juice And Recipe
Most people changed their lifestyle when they get older, on a diet or sick. And I was one of them...since I had my second surgery (colon) year 2010. The first one was hysterectomy. Every time I have my blood test for colon...I always have fear and nervous...doesn't want to know…
By: Divine Victory in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Jan 19, 2013  
  Likes: 18

If You Are New To Juicing Try These Tips
Whether you already have a juicer, or are contemplating purchasing one, this article is certain to give you some fabulous ideas on how to gain the greatest benefit from the juicing experience. You can use all these wonderful suggestions to make some amazing, flavorful drinks in your own home where…
By: Andrew Pena in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Mar 20, 2012  
  Likes: 1

5 Easy Tips On How To Make A Kid Lose Weight
Being called a "fatty' in school is no fun. Hearing jokes each day about your weight can be very traumatic for a young child and it is no fun for them later in life when they reflect on their childhood. Approximately 20 percent of kids in the United States are…
By: HealthyHealthTips in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Dec 12, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Masticating Juicer Vs Centrifugal Juicer - Which One Should You Buy?
Fruits and vegetables are oozing with essential vitamins, antioxidants and antibacterial properties necessary for living a long and healthy life . But most people do not get nearly enough servings of them to optimize their health. A great way to remedy this is by juicing the fruits and vegetables instead…
By: Mohammad4 in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Aug 15, 2013  
  Likes: 1

5 Steps To Getting Started With A Raw Food Diet
Are you lost about where to start with your raw food pursuits? Many people try to jump in 'cold turkey' and then get frustrated and overwhelmed when they fail to eat 100% raw. Personally, I've found it much easier to take baby steps towards my heatlh goals. If you're just…
By: Linda4 in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 13, 2011  
  Likes: 4

A Stay at Home Mom Job Review
Remember back before you were a stay at home mom. When you were working employers would routinely judge your performance using the often dreaded employee review process. At my last job, we (the lowly employees) actually had to fill out our own review. Our supervisors would also fill one out…
By: Amy Brunette in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Jun 09, 2011  
  Likes: 1

The Simple Solution to Weight Loss
The solution truly is simple: eat right and exercise. The problem is that people do not want to take the time do those things. That is why motivation is essential. If people want to lose weight, but have no motivation, then they start to turn to TV miracle cures and…
By: Joseph Becket in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Sep 29, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Veggies And Fruits: What Exactly Are They Benefiting?
As you may know, vegetables and fruits are ideal for our bodies because they provide a great deal of dietary fiber that is required during the process of metabolism. For this reason, we are suggested to have fruits and vegetables around 5 portions every day: about 2 servings of fruits,…
By: Jim Torres in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 21, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Nutrition Tips To Look And Feel Your Best
More and more people are trying to make better diet choices. Eating well will help you lead a longer and healthier life. Improve your health with these tips. It is crucial to consume proteins daily. You need protein because it promotes the health of muscles, blood, organs and skin. Protein…
By: Andrew Pena in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Mar 19, 2012  
  Likes: 0

By Using A Natural Remedy Psoriasis Can Be Healed
By using a natural remedy psoriasis is likely to be removed. There are lots of alternative home remedies which can help a lot those suffering psoriasis. You will find several in addition to non-classic remedies accessible and suggested for coping with skin psoriasis. Herbal remedies are mainly preferred and suggested…
By: Axel in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Sep 13, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1807    Report this Article