Move Healthier Foods To The Middle Shelf In Your Fridge

Move Healthier Foods to the Middle Shelf in Your Fridge

Trying to eat a little healthier? Move all of your unhealthy snacks, treats, and beverages down to the lower shelves and drawers of your refrigerator, and put all of your fruits and vegetables up higher. That first glance in the fridge can help you make better choices.

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This way, when you open up your fridge, you'll see all of your healthier items first. This can do a number of things to your brain: like guilt you into snacking on those baby carrots instead of chips because they aren't hidden away in some "vegie dungeon". It can also encourage you to cook more because you'll see that your fresh ingredients are there and ready to go. There's a very strong chance that your home-cooked meal is much healthier than that take-out you were considering.

Of course, you're best off not filling your fridge with unhealthy food to begin with, but at least give yourself a chance to remember the healthy stuff. You'll always remember where your unhealthy foods are, but chances are you forget about the apples in the fruit drawer.

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    It's far better for your overall health if you stack your fridge based on sound food safety principles.

    Uncooked meat and chicken at the base of the fridge so that drips won't contaminate food, anything cooked higher, but being placed aware of the risk of harmful bateria (Don't put cooked food near raw eggs). Fruit and vegetables in the crisper - of course so that they last longer and don't need to be thrown out the next day.

    Stacking your fridge based on colour or how healthly the food is, or any arbitrary sorting system, instead of sound food hygiene practices is one way to end up in hospital, or even dead.

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