My goal is to save the most money period. I don't fully believe that 'saving money on food' is the way to save the most money.
By purchasing high quality organic food, one could save money in the long run through savings in health care costs. Eating low cost, high calorie 'empty' foods all your life? Blood pressure medication can cost around $300.00 a year. The cost of diabetes medicine has doubled in the past 6 years. Open heart surgery costs about $120,000.
There is also a dollar value that I put on the quality of life that one has when they are in optimal health and can perform like they could in their 20's or 30's.
I could also argue that living healthy while aiding you in living longer, could also cost you more in the long run because as we live longer into our late 80's and even 90's, we increase our chances of needing long term nursing care which would negate these cost savings just discussed.
As for me though, I'll pick healthy organic eating and hopefully live many extra years in a healthy state.
- 2/12/2009 11:46:05 AM