At a time when one's health is of utmost importance people must make smart choices; may it be how they plan their outdoor trips, where to buy essentials, or what food to stock up on. With the advent of online shopping, it becomes more crucial that consumers should be attentive with the items they buy to make the most out of their money and to not cause potential damage to their health.
After all, being healthy today all boils down to adhering to safety protocols, practicing an active lifestyle, and eating the right types of food.
So, the next time you are out on a grocery run or shopping online, here are some ways you can make better and healthier food choices.
Buy from reputable and trusted sources
While helping small businesses and local producers are both beneficial for the economy and the user as it usually means fresh produce and less artificial additives, be thorough in checking if they follow the proper safety protocols in handling the food. When buying fresh goods like vegetables, meat, or seafood, know where the product comes from so that you will have peace of mind when cooking for your family.
Examine the packaging
Is the packaging clean and without dents or molds? Check and double-check if there are no holes, tears, rusting, or any breach in the safety seals as these can potentially contaminate the food. For safety reasons, never buy a partially opened or heavily dented product even when on sale. If you do receive a damaged product when buying online, be sure to inform the seller or the shopping platform about it.
Check the label
After checking the product, flip the packaging and read the labels. Make it a habit to always read the nutrition list to know what that particular product contains or is made out of; see if it has possible allergens and know the amount of fat, sugar, and sodium. A high concentration of these ingredients may not be good for your health. If you are unsure about a certain ingredient, then maybe it is best if you research more on it before buying.
Learn how to read the nutrition label and what it means for your health so you can make quick and informed food decisions. It also pays to check the dates marked on perishable goods to ensure that the product you are getting is not yet expired.
Opt for food without preservatives and extenders
If you can, try products that are natural and made without artificial preservatives or extenders. Studies have shown that some synthetic or artificial preservatives and additives can be detrimental to one's health.
When it comes to food, it is usually a good thing to pick those with the least ingredients possible, as it can mean that it is pure and there are no artificial flavorings, extenders, or additives in them.
If you are looking for a product with a delicious taste that can also fit in your healthy lifestyle, try the newest canned tuna in town – San Miguel Del Mar. A product from San Miguel, one of the leading food companies in the Philippines - it is made from 100% pure tuna, with no extenders and no preservatives.
It contains only big and meaty tuna chunks, water, oil, and salt - promising only high quality and authentic tuna in every can. Because it is pure, it can provide all the natural health benefits of tuna such as Omega 3. It is also halal certified and comes in an easy to open can.
There are two variants available: San Miguel Del Mar Tuna Chunks in Vegetable Oil which contains tuna, oil, water, and salt; and San Miguel Del Mar Tuna Chunks in Water that only has tuna, water, and salt in it.
It is a versatile option to go with whatever tuna cravings you may have for the day—whether it be a classic tuna sandwich, tuna sushi bake, or tuna rillettes.
San Miguel Del Mar is now available in all leading supermarkets nationwide and in online shopping channels like Lazada and Shopee.
For tuna recipes and more #PureAuthenticTuna, follow San Miguel Del Mar's Facebook and Instagram pages. #SanMiguelDelMarTuna
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