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Eating Well Without Breaking The Bank, Part 1: Shopping Healthy For Less

Eating well is important to everyone, no matter their age.As people get older, having a healthy diet can help to reduce the risk of health issues such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Even though this is common knowledge, for some older adults, buying nutritious food can be challenging on a fixed income. There are many steps you can take to save money at the grocery store:

  • Collect coupons for brands you typically purchase and items you know you need.

  • Make a list of groceries you need so you don't buy unnecessary items.

  • Ask if the store offers a senior discount.

  • Consider purchasing store brand items instead of name brand items because they tend to contain the same ingredients but cost less.

  • Plan meals ahead of time so you know what you need to purchase when grocery shopping.

  • Look for sales and plan meals based upon these sale items.

  • Check to see if your local supermarket has a membership program that can help you save money.

  • Look for vegetables and fruit that are in season because they tend to be less expensive.

Maintaining a healthy diet doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. The above tips can save you money at the grocery store. Watch for next week's blog post, which will help you save money at home. These smart choices can mean a reduction in your risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and bone loss, all the while not breaking the bank.

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