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The hidden cost of food... choose wisely


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Not sure what kind of healthy vs junk food people are comparing ... but it's much less expensive to buy and consume healthy, unprocessed foods.

I reviewed our grocery receipt and noted several purchases of "junk" food and processed food that we didn't "need". Eliminating those purchases would have saved money. A portion of that savings could have been spent on more fruits and veggies for healthier snacks.

We know what foods are good for us to eat... why don't we stick to what we know? I think it's more than just education.... it's dedication and determination to do what is right for our bodies.

Not only are we saving money when we purchase healthy food choices, but long term we won't need to "repair" the damage made to our bodies and health from junk food. And, we won't need to pay the hidden costs (medical/etc) that accompany our poor choices.

Choosing to consume junk/processed food seems to be an excuse for unhealthy habits. It's easy to place blame on someone else. We are all responsible for our own food choices. Don't blame food suppliers for the cost of different foods (healthy vs unhealthy).

We all choose how to spend our own money.
Make good decisions and juggle your budget dollars to include healthy food choices now!
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ELAINEANNE1 8/12/2011 1:15PM

    Hello Jessie
How are things with you. Just read your blog about healthy vs junk food and you are so right I don't eat sweet things very often but Michael does which is not helpful. I soon notice if I don't eat enough fruit. As for the price of fresh fruit I do not think it is expensive especially if you don't buy the sweet stuff.
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ALTYDEE 11/24/2009 4:34PM

    Yep, you're right...although mac and cheese boxes and ketchup sandwiches are not very nutritious, but are really cheap. However, if I eat one large apple and a good sized banana during the day, it cuts my "snack appetite" down and I don't need to eat anything else! emoticon

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