5 Supermarket Secrets You Need to Know

Get insider tips to hack the way you shop.

5 Supermarket Secrets You Need to Know

Going to the grocery store is a routine part of so many lives, but these regular visits can really break the bank over time. A recent decade-long investigation of grocery stores has led to revelations that may forever change the way you approach buying food. With the help of author and entrepreneur Michael Ruhlman, we are going to uncover the best ways to save money and be healthier when you shop. Check out these five secrets to learn something new and spread the word to your loved ones.

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Avoid Pre-Washed Food

When you buy pre-washed lettuce, it may come from several different heads of lettuce versus just one when you buy it in its natural state. If just one head of lettuce is contaminated, all the lettuce in the bag can be contaminated too. When you buy lettuce that isn’t washed, it reduces the likelihood of it having E.coli or other harmful bacteria. To stay safe, take the extra time to wash your own fruits and vegetables instead.

Watch: The Best Way to Wash Your Fruits

We all love a good cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning. But that routine drink may be doing good things for your health. Turns out, drinking coffee could help you do three big things: burn fat, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, and boost your mood. Watch the video below to see how, plus three ways to spice up your coffee with adding calories!