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Reach for This, NOT That!

Many consumers believe shopping for healthy groceries is a hard and expensive task. Although they may be partially correct, this tends to be an excuse that leads them to unhealthy choices. Pesticides, hormones, food dyes, MSG, sodium nitrates, and other harmful ingredients, can be found added into every day products. Some underlying health risks for ingesting these chemicals long term include numerous types of cancers and brain disorders. Body fat is even affected in a negative way from ingesting these harmful toxins. However, most of the time, located right next to the BAD product, you can find the healthier version of the same thing.

1-Organic Cage-Free Eggs VS Regular Eggs:
Micro nutrient content is higher in the cage free eggs versus the regular eggs. Cage free eggs range from $3-$5 per dozen while the regular eggs cost around $1-$2 per dozen.


2-Organic Butter VS Margarine:
Margarine is high in the harmful omega 6 fatty acids while organic butter contains more beneficial omega 3 fatty acids and CLA. Margarine cost around $2.5 for 4 sticks while organic butter cost $4 for the same amount.


3-Organic Coffee VS Non-Organic Coffee:
Coffee is one of the top 3 most pesticide sprayed crops in the world, so it is very important to buy organic coffee over non-organic so you can avoid these harmful toxins. Organic coffee cost around $10-$15 per lb. while non-organic coffee cost around $5¬-$8 for the same amount.


4-Grass Fed Beef VS Farmed Beef (Corn Fed):
Farmed beef tends to have added hormones and antibiotics to it while grass fed beef tends to not have it. 1 lb. of ground grass fed beef ranges from $6-$8 while ground corn fed beef ranges from $2-$5 per lb.


5-Almond Butter VS Peanut Butter:
Peanuts are one of the “Sensitive 7”, meaning they are one of the most allergenic foods people consume. If you have an allergy towards peanuts, eliminating them from your diet will cause less inflammation in your body. Almond butter is a good alternative to peanut butter. Almond butter cost $5-$6 for a jar while peanut butter cost $2-$4 per jar.


As you can see from these pictures, the five product choices are located right next to each other. So from a convenience stand point you won’t have to go out of your way to grab the healthier choice, its already right there next to the worse product you’re currently using. Also, the price differential between the good and bad is very minimal especially in the grand scheme of things, and the slight increase in price is definitely worth the added health benefits.



Posted by Perry Merlotti on March 29, 2013

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