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Healthy Food Shopping 101

From the Show: CLEAN Food Network
Summary: Learn some simple tips to make your healthy eating quest more doable.
Air Date: 7/25/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Ramona Fusula, Certified Holistic Health Coach
Ramona-FusulaRamona Fasula is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and CEO of Wellness by Ramona. She helps busy professionals to feel confident, secure, and in control of their health by designing customized wellness programs. She is a natural health expert, and has dedicated her life to helping others enjoy a better quality of life. With a host of various certifications in the health and wellness field, she will be pursuing a Doctorate in Holistic Nutrition in the near future.

Ramona is also a first time author of A Health Coach’s Guide to Heart Health, recently launched a line of healthy living ebooks and is working on developing healthy living e-courses. She has made several guest appearances on such radio shows as Women to Watch with Susan Rocco, The Mike Siegel Show, Nyghtstorm Radio, OC Radio, Wellness Journey, Live, and most recently, The Ask Bon Bon Show on the Lifestyle Channel for which she was asked to be their health expert.

She has also written for various publications, including South Jersey Mom Magazine, The CEO Magazine, Mom Meet Mom, Proud Working Mom, Urbanette Magazine, Women’s Wellness Over 40, and About Her Magazine. In her spare time, she is a volunteer for the American Heart Association and serves as the lead in the DreamViolet Healthy Lifestyle Initiative. With so much passion and knowledge, it is easy to see why she has achieved the level of success that she has had with her clients.
Healthy Food Shopping 101
If you've decided to start eating healthier, more nutritious foods, it can be a bit overwhelming at first.

Don't let that stop you from making this transition.

Ramona Fusula, Certified Holistic Health Coach, joins Clean Food Network host, Lisa Davis, to share some simple tips to make your healthy eating quest more doable. 

  • Mostly shop the perimeter of the supermarket ("mostly" because things like brown rice, quinoa, and beans are in those middle aisles). 
  • Color code your veggies. Think of your shopping cart as a Crayola Crayon box. Every color has something that will benefit your health. For example, red foods (strawberries, cherries) are great for heart health. White foods (cauliflower) boost immunity. Orange foods (carrots) contain beta carotene and are full of antioxidants. 
  • Get some healthy cookbooks (either purchase or at your local library). Look through the recipes and make your list from there. Do your week's meal shopping and preparation on Sunday (or whatever day is your "day off").
  • Make sure you have certain staples in your pantry, particularly healthy grains (brown rice, quinoa).
  • Rotate your greens/veggies every day.