01/13Did you know a grocery store can make you fall sick in these ways?

Did you know a grocery store can make you fall sick in these ways?

You might think that grocery stores have made it all easy for you to get everything you want from one single store. And even though it might be true, there are a few ways in which a grocery store can actually play with your health and make you fall sick. If you're someone who is sensitive to allergies, then you must definitely try your best to keep yourself away from grocery store problems. A grocery store has a lot of germs, smells and bacteria on food items as well as packages and you must be aware of these ways that a grocery store can make you sick.


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02/13Fruit juices

Fruit juices

If you buy fruit juices from grocery stores falling into the trap of them being 100% healthy, you're going all wrong with your health. These fruit juices have high sugar content and these can very much promote fatty liver, weight gain and insulin resistance. Instead, buy fresh fruits and juice them out yourself at home.


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03/13Playing with your sense of smell

Playing with your sense of smell

Products at the grocery stores are places very smartly where all the good smelling baked foods are stored right in the front of the store. This can lure you into buying these food items. And this is how they play with your sense of smell. Simply avoid the tempting smell and follow the list of things you're supposed to buy.


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04/13Fortified foods

Fortified foods

"Fortified" literally is a synonym for "junk" which means these fortified foods are highly processed and lacks nutrients. Grocery store people try to overly convince you that these foods are healthy, but in reality they're not. To avoid the trap, always check the nutrition labels on "fortified" foods to make sure that they're as nutritious as they claim to be.


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05/13Nutrient-deprived produce

Nutrient-deprived produce

Since grocery store deadlines have to be met, the growers often pick fruits and vegetables even before they're fully ripe. This means, the fruits and vegetables you get in the grocery stores may or may not be infused with nutrients and only ripe ones contain the most nutrients that your body requires. To turn this to your fortune, look for locally grown produce instead of the processed and non-organic produces.


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06/13Product placement

Product placement

Grocery stores always tend to keep the colourful sugary food boxes at eye levels to attract kids towards them and lure them into buying all sorts of candies and flavoured biscuits. The fresh produces will always be stored at the perimeters of the store. Hence, stick to shopping in just those areas in order to avoid buying the wrong food items for your kids.


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07/13The labels which say 'Whole Grain'

The labels which say 'Whole Grain'

There are many products in the grocery stores that have deceptive labels, one of it is 'while grain'. Now, these can literally mean junk food and you might still buy it just because the label intends to say it's healthy. But in reality, these labels can be used for products that are highly processed and have just 51% whole grains by weight which lacks fiber and nutrients. These products can also be the ones that are loaded with sugar and many such unhealthy ingredients.


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08/13Frozen foods

Frozen foods

We've all picked up some frozen, ready-to-go meals from the grocery stores. And most of these are where we trade health for convenience. Many of these food items are high in sodium and added sugars. And diets that are high in sodium can very much lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. Hence, only pick up frozen vegetables from grocery stores instead of pre-prepared meals.


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09/13Added sugar

Added sugar

Grocery store has all kinds of foods that contain added sugar which tempts you into buying these items. These so-called healthy foods are anything but low-fat. Eating too much added sugar can cause a major issue for obesity and Type 2 - diabetes.


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10/13Dirty products

Dirty products

We all know that fruits and vegetables are touched by a lot of people before they even show up on the grocery counters. That's the reason why you should wash them properly before consumption. The bacteria can transfer from the outside to the inside by a knife or your hands real quick. And so, you must be extra careful about washing the bought products thoroughly.


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