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Eating healthy is not that expensive if you stick to meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, occasionally some fruit and nuts. It's all the packaged junk like cereal, bread, pasta, cookies, chips that's costly and completely lacking in nutritional value. Stick to whole food and the bill might actually go down. Wellness will definitely go up.
I think if we would really love to have a good health, then never mind the cost of those healthy foods. Anyways we can have some alternative ways if we don't want to buy those expensive healthy foods, why not plant your own veggies at home? You can have a garden of your own,you can eat healthy and fresh veggies anytime,cool right? Eating healthy foods can really save us from any serious health problems,not only that it can also save our medical bills and yes the prescriptions. Remember we are what we eat!
In Colorado in season a pound of apple (organic) is $3.99/lb. We mostly try to eat organic. Non-organic is $1.49 or $1.99 minimum. Not all fruit created equal. But it is a lot more than $2.00/day per person.(x3 for daily servings)
I would tend to agree that getting proper fruit and veggies in your diet costs more than $2 per day. However, that is just the food cost.
If you eat a healthy diet consistently compared to someone who eats a poor diet consistently, what is your savings in medical bills and perscriptions? The odds are that in the long run you will actually save money. This does not include the fact that you will feel and be able to perform much better which is priceless.
Just like when purchasing a car, you need to look at the vehicle cost, the MPG the vehicle gets and the insurance costs to really assest a "true cost of ownership".
Yes, it is very expensive to eat healthy. I just bought brown rice and beans and salmon in a can. Quite ridiculous the price of food these days !! Then going into the produce aisle is no difference there. I guess we eat or don't pay one of our other bills is what it is coming to.
it costs more than 2 dollars a day to get a sufficient
amount of fruits and veggies.
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