Health

Colourful and Crunchy Choices

Manufacturers have long been away that their packaging needs to stand out to be noticed by consumers, and they create and design it accordingly. For unwary consumers, looking for something good to eat, shopping hungry is the time when they are most susceptible to this type of marketing. Avoiding it may be impossible on every trip to the food store, but choosing the right area to shop could help. Instead of going through the aisles that offer chips, candies, and cookies, a consumer should look for their colourful and crunchy choices in the produce section.

International shipping has become a normal part of today’s commerce, so exotic fruits and vegetables are available in most stores all during the year. For those who love to snack on something crunchy, try a ripe fruit or cut up a vegetable. It may not be quite so easy as ripping open a package of chips or cookies, but the end result will be a smaller waistline and clothes that fit better.

Plenty of vegetables are crunchy like chips, but they generally contain far fewer calories. While there is no guarantee that will help a person lose weight, it is more likely when they are consumed that a person will not gain it either. For those seeking something different, choose two different vegetables and a new fruit each week. Experimenting will show what is tasty and satisfying, and then making a regular habit of purchasing these items instead of snack foods may help.

Raw fruits and vegetables are a good source of many vitamins, and they can also provide plenty of fibre in a healthy diet. Many fruits are naturally sweet, and that can help reduce a sugar craving. For people who are not quite ready to give up on chips or cookies, making a slower changeover might be helpful.