This idea may sound a little backwards, but I will explain how you can save money by spending more for high quality foods. As with most products the old adage, “you get what you pay for” holds true with food products. Food prices have been able to avoid inflation and remain the same for many decades due to some creative additives such as high fructose corn syrup, government subsidies and factory farming methods. We are paying the actual cost by giving up the nutrients that our body requires and have seen a large increase in rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. One theory actually suggests that the deficiency of nutrients found in the lower priced foods may account for an increase in cravings as the body is not receiving the proper nutrition. This directs the brain to signal to the rest of the body that it needs to take in more food in an attempt to gain these nutrients causing an overall increase in caloric intake ultimately leading to weight gain. We believe that spending more money during your trips to the grocery store on high quality foods like fruits and vegetables, will not only increase your health, but will in the long run lead to lower food costs as you will be consuming and buying less food. By eating foods rich in essential vitamins and minerals, the body will receive the nutrients it needs to function properly and your hunger will be satisfied longer and more often.
Chris and Darcie
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