Shopping for groceries can be daunting, and for good reason: My local supermarket sells more than 80 types of cold cereal, at least 20 varieties of bread and nine different types of milk! To add to the confusion, shoppers are lured with promotions (like "buy one, get one free"), which often translates to buying products you really don't need. But you can beat the system and buy only what's good for you, and I'm here to show you how.
Choose a variety to get the widest range of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. The brighter, the better: Deeply colored fruits and vegetables like berries, spinach, kale, red bell peppers and carrots have the highest levels of disease-fighting antioxidants and nutrients. If fresh produce is hard to come by, head to the freezer section; frozen fruits and veggies retain as many nutrients as fresh, if not more. Go organic when you're buying the following: apples, bell peppers, blueberries, celery, cherries, importedRead More »from Joy Bauerâ€™s Supermarket Smarts