Video: Consumer Reports gives shoppers advice on buying groceries

Video: Consumer Reports gives shoppers advice on buying groceries

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>>URSULA: WHEN YOU SHOP FOR GROCERIES CHOOSING BETWEEN TWO ITEMS, DO YOU FEEL THE MORE EXPENSIVE ONE IS THE BETTER CHOICE. WE’RE SKEPTICAL OF HEALTH CLAIMS ON CHEAPER PACKAGING TO RELY ON CHOICES. HOW TO SAVE MONEY WHILE SHOPPING HEALTH>>REPORTER: STOCKING UP ON HEALTHY FOODS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE FANCY. TAKE BRIAN ORGANICS, A GREAT WAY TO LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES. THEIR TESTS SHOW SOME NONORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE LOW IN PESTICIDES LIKE AVOCADOS, CORN, AND ONIONS. WHY ORGANIC? YOU CAN STILL BE THRIFTY.>>YOU CAN BUY SOME ORGANICS. SOME ORGANICS ARE CHEAPER THAN REGULAR BRANDS.>>REPORTER: DON’T BE TEMPTED TO BU EXPENSIVE PROCESSED FOODS. THE RULE OF THUMB IS TO LOOK FOR A SHORT INGREDIENT LIST. THOSE FOODS WILL PROBABLY BE LESS PROCESSED. ON AVERAGE, A FAMILY OF FOUR THROWS OUT $1500 OF FOOD EVERY YEAR. SO YOU CAN SAVE MONEY JUST BY PLANNING>>IF YOU HAVE TO EAT SOMETHING LIKE BLUEBERRIES IN WINTER? SAVE MONEY AND BUY FROZEN INSTEAD. IF IT’S PAST ITS PRIME, DON’T TOSS IT. SA OVERRIPE VEGGIES IN THE FREEZER, THEY CAN BE DELICIOUS FOR SMOOTHIES, BREADS, AND SOUPS.

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