Gita Berg is a PhD student at the Department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics at Uppsala University. In her day-to-day work, she also teaches future teachers of home economics and consumer studies at the university.

In her own grocery shopping, Gita Berg prioritizes shopping seasonally, planning shopping lists, and shopping on sale, among other things. But she also has a tip that she herself says is "a bit odd".

"It's using your senses to reduce food waste. By not looking so blindly at the best before date, but actually smelling and tasting the food, we can notice that food often lasts much longer.

Coffee cheaper in October

Although food prices generally went up in October, not all goods became more expensive – for example, coffee actually became cheaper. However, the reduced cost is most likely due to the fact that a certain brand accounted for a large reduction, according to the independent site Matpriskollen. Overall, coffee prices have climbed upwards in recent years.

"With coffee, you should stock up on it when there's a campaign. Today, many people get their caffeine kick from energy drinks, which are extremely expensive – compared to them, coffee is still a budget product," says Gita Berg.

In the clip: Hear nutrition researcher Gita Berg talk about how consumers can keep down the costs of some everyday goods that have become more expensive.