Why Healthy Food Is Expensive
Have you always wanted to eat healthy and organic, but felt the prices were too expensive? Too expensive to justify eating healthy?
You’re not alone.
When I first began shopping at healthy food stores I was super surprised by the total on my receipt. And even to this day I am often surprised by how much money I spend on organic food.
There are several reasons for this.
While it may be true that it’s a simple explanation of supply and demand, there’s more happening behind the scenes. Just as we are often bombarded with negative news and media, it is much easier to manipulate you by having your health deteriorate from foods that are cheap and easy to consume. The thing is, these foods are not easy on your body, and unfortunately your body has become accustomed to this new way of being, so the cycle continues. And wouldn’t you rather have a fast food meal and be fully satisfied by spending only $5-7, compared to a similar organic meal that could cost $12-18?
However, when you add up your medical/health insurance costs to maintain this way of eating, is it really worth it? There are over-the-counter meds and prescription drugs for everything now, but why would we need all this if we were healthy and the foods we ate were healthy?
There is good news!
Consumer Reports recently did a study comparing prices of Organic and Conventional food, and their findings might surprise you!
According to their study comparing more than 100 products, on average, organic foods were 47 percent more expensive, but in some instances, organic food was cheaper by as much as 13 percent. You can read the whole report here.
Also, a friend recently purchased a lot of organic product from Costco and I was surprised by the amount of organic food Costco supplied! This is great news for everyone, especially since most anyone can have a Costco membership now. And according to this article on Huffington Post, Costco might even be selling more organic product than Whole Foods.
So, if you really wanted to eat healthy, it is possible. Small changes everyday will make all the difference. What can you do today that will help you tomorrow? Research your local groceries for the organic product you would want to buy. Make conscious choices, read labels, and if something doesn’t feel good in your body, leave it!
Here’s to your health!
‘Til next time, thanks for reading & Happy Eating!