Rumour has it there is a wee bit of a financial crisis going down. If you ask me, the most effective way to ensure it gets worse, is to keep reading about how bad it is. Unless we were planning on cashing in on our retirement savings plan tomorrow, I think we all could use a little simmering.
So there is an imminent financial disaster, dropping real estate prices, crashing markets, ongoing discussions about the food crisis and food shortage, our planet is melting, estimates have one in three people developing type two diabetes and nearly 50% of women of my generation (late 20's/early 30's) will be diagnosed with breast cancer. So wouldn't now be a good time to perhaps stop worrying about how many grams of fat are in an avocado or a handful of almonds and just do what it takes to be healthy? You would think.
I always hear people talking about how expensive it is to eat organic. Why spend $10.00 on a big basket of organic, locally grown honey crisp apples when apple Kool-Aid is just pennies a glass? The answer is simple. Cheap foods give us cheap calories; calories that are just sugar without the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fibre, phytonutrients, essential fats, antioxidants etc. etc. They are void of nutrients and nutrients are what we need from our food. We buy cheap food and expensive supplements and we are getting sick.
If we want to get financial on this- we have a much higher return on our investment when we choose more expensive nutrient dense whole foods and bypass the lower cost, high calorie, nutrient deficient, processed options. We can buy less, eat less and get more of what we need. We are getting more of the good stuff for every dollar spent. And with more of the good stuff, we have more health.
It costs a lot more to be sick than it does to be healthy. A whole foods based diet, one that is rich in nutrient dense foods like whole grains, variety of fruits and veggies, lentils and legumes, nuts and seeds, and should you choose, the best quality meat, poultry, eggs and fish- is a crucial factor in good health.
With the state of our world right now, we simply can't afford to be sick.