If you love food, a trip to the supermarket can be a glorious thing — zipping up and down the brightly lit aisles, grabbing items from bountiful shelves and placing them in a shopping cart that is full of possibility! But it can just as easily be a stressful experience, full of price comparisons, wading through difficult-to-understand ingredients lists and the eternal struggle to pick out the best product from a shelf of seemingly identical items.
There are, however, some grocery items that might be better to avoid as a whole. Some contain unexpected ingredients like refined oils, sugar and salt, some don’t provide the nutrients you may be expecting to benefit from, some are way more expensive to buy than to make and most of them are vastly superior when homemade from the comfort of your own kitchen.
From convenience items, canned goods, and items that most people assume are healthy to products that are as easy to make at home and taste more delicious when you do, it’s easy to save money and eat better by avoiding these 15 grocery items on your next trip to the store.