Nutrition Myth: ONLY SHOP THE PERIMETER OF THE STORE

FACT: Although there are a number of great options on the perimeter of the store like colorful, fresh produce, shopping intentionally is what counts. Heartland Wellness Director explains, “If you ignore the center aisles, you’ll be missing out on valuable foods that are kind to your body and your budget,” Eric advises.

When shopping in the center of the store, look for plant foods like beans, whole grains and nuts. “These foods are delicious, healthy, affordable, versatile and easy to store,” he says. Still, you can’t ignore the fine print known as the ingredient list and Nutrition Facts Panel. “Flip packages over to read what you’re really getting,” reminds Eric.