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DR-HO'S Grocery Store Best Practices

Brett Mitsubata is on site with Kathe from DR-HO'S at Nature's Emporium in Maple, to show you how to shop for the most nutrient-rich, inflammation-resistant superfoods out there. Brett and Kathe explore strategies that you can implement to fill your grocery cart and home with foods that will combat fibromyalgia fatigue and pain.

About Brett Mitsubata

Brett has been in the Health & Wellness Industry for over 15 years. He has operated a Private Training and Shiatsu Therapy studio for the past 13 years earning over 35,000 hours of learning experience and helping clients achieve their best mental and physical well being.

Brett wants to create awareness about the excessive amounts of sugar in everyday food and beverages. As he researched further, he began to discover how deep the health issues are connected to added sugar and the detrimental effects it can have on both the mental and physical health in children and adults.

Foods to Fight Fibromyalgia Fatigue and Pain

Watch the full video for more information on foods and strategies that will help you lead a better life, both mentally and physically. Read the tips below for a summary of how to fight fibromyalgia fatigue and pain.

Tip #1: Avoid Added Sugar

80% of products you find in the grocery store contain added sugar. Sugar contributes to inflammation and pain. Use a cube of sugar as an indicator of the amount of sugar each food product contains.

1 Cube of Sugar = 4 Grams of Sugar

Tip #2: Inspect Food Labels

Example: Orange Juice

To create one glass of orange juice you would have to squeeze 6-7 oranges into a cup. This is unnatural to the body, as we would never sit down and consecutively eat 6-7 oranges. What's worse is that the juice is absent of the fibre and pulp that helps our body stabilize blood sugar levels. This means a glass of orange juice is essentially just sugar!

Always check the food label to see what you're consuming. Check for:

  • What does the label consider to be 1 serving?
  • How many grams of sugar are in 1 serving?
  • How much fibre is in 1 serving?

Tip #3: Look for Healthy Sources of Fibre

Fruits and vegetables are high in fibre. The avocado is a great source of fibre; a two-tablespoon serving of avocado has about 2 grams of fibre and an entire fruit contains around 10 grams. Avocados are also an excellent source of mono- and polyunsaturated fats—the "good" kind that can help lower cholesterol and reduce heart-disease risk.

Tip #4: Stick to the Perimeter of the Grocery Store

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The Perimeter of the grocery store is the area that is dense in produce, like dark leafy greens, root vegetables, colourful fruits, and high-fibre nutrient-dense foods. Spend most of your time shopping the perimeter and spend much less time in aisles with packaged and processed foods.

Tip #5: Hydrate Throughout the Day

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Drink water consistency throughout the day. Our body sometimes tells us we're hungry when in fact, we're dehydrated. Sip water during meals and between bites to ensure you're full of fluids that promote the healthy functions in your brain and body.

Tip #6: Eat From the Rainbow

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The colourful fruits and vegetables you see in the grocery store are filled with micronutrients and macronutrients. Look at your plate and note the colour of the foods you're eating. If your foods are mostly processed or wheat-based, the plate is likely to appear brown. Add dark leafy greens, bright reds peppers, and even orange sweet potatoes to create variety.

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