primal nutrition economics part 4
Welcome back. So far I've briefly introduced these two key points regarding economics in proper nutrition.
1. healthy foods, pound for pound, can cost less than processed, packaged foods
2. nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods pack more punch in terms of satiety versus nutrient-void, high-calorie foods, which mean you need to eat more junk to satisfy your hunger
To bring our discussion to a close, I'll introduce the third and final key point.
3. proper nutrition usually leads to a lifestyle more distant from illness, whether it is colds and flu or life-changing disease
This has a direct impact on health care costs in the area of co-pays, prescriptions, emergency room and hospital care. I often repeat the quote that goes something like this, "you can save money by promoting a healthy lifestyle and perhaps purchase something you really enjoy...OR... you can blow it on hospital visits and prescription drugs. The former is proactive living, whereas the latter is reactive living.
So, if my first two points regarding nutrition economics don't apply because, I know, some healthier foods do simply cost a little more, ask yourself if medical bills to treat type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, etc. are going to benefit your pocket book?