Healthy & Affordable Food
Eating Healthily Without Busting Your Budget, by Andrea King Collier is an excellent example of how we all need to start eating today...our health and future depend on it.
In this recent article, she explains tips to help stretch a budget to incorporate healthy food, which in the end saves much more money on less drug purchases, doctor and hospital bills.
A summary of her tips:
Understand What it Means to Buy Organic ~ certain foods have A LOT more chemicals than others. Typically thin skinned and those grown in the ground NEED to be eaten organic.
Don't Overbuy ~ Americans typically throw out about 40% of the food they buy...a disgusting fact. Share bulk purchases, support farmers markets where you can buy clean, healthy food in smaller amounts or join a local CSA.
Buy in Season ~ always cheaper than buying imports. However, buying frozen fruits are just as healthful as fresh.
Check out her article for more tips and give it a try...your body and brain will love you for it!