DITCH THE ‘FANCY VALUE’ FOODS
‘Fancy value’ is the name I give anything with the words ‘gourmet’ or ‘organic’ on the label, or any luxury ingredient that inflates the price. Now, I do value organic foods, and I love that some people work hard to produce them, but I would never buy them from a supermarket. If you want to buy organic fruit and veg, go to a farmers' market or a local grocer and buy the real deal. (Smaller organic farmers often can’t afford the exorbitant costs for certification, but that doesn’t mean their produce isn’t nutritious and delicious!) Also, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but research has shown organic fruit and veg is no healthier than standard fruit and veg. What’s way more important is whether or not you eat enough vegetables and fruit.