Nutrition & Diets

Eating Healthy.. Pay Now or Lator

One of the biggest questions/arguments I get about eating healthy or having more "whole foods" in your meal plan is the cost.

"Organic food is too expensive!"

First let me address that. You will either PAY NOW or you will PAY LATER...

What does "pay now" mean?

It means changing your lifestyle habits to allocate more funds towards your grocery bill, aka food, and maybe away from something that not only isn’t helping you hit your big picture life goals but also your health goals. Pay now!

Ok, what does "pay later" mean?

This isn’t a form of delayed gratification! It’s the exact opposite. By choosing lower priced convenience foods (generally those associated with busy life styles and those with little or no time in their schedule to make real meals) you’re choosing to put chemicals and toxins in your body that lead to an array of different health issues.

Coronary artery bypass anyone??

Unfortunately this surgery and many more like it are on the rise. I hope you have an extra $70,000 - $120,000 laying around!

Focus on your health, pay attention to what you put into your bodies and make sure you’re doing some sort of "activity" every day.

If you don’t use it you lose it...that isn’t referring to body fat!!

So, what are you suggesting Jan?

Good question!

Listed below are great recommendations for foods (fruits & veggies) that should be purchased "organically" and others that you can get away with them not being organic. They are commonly referred to as the "Dirty Dozen" and "The Clean 15"

nutrition and diet variety of fruits
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Nectarines
  • Grapes
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Blueberries
  • Potatoes
The Clean 15
  • Onions
  • Sweet corn
    (side note: corn is a grain not a veggie)
  • Pineapples
  • Avocados
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet peas
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Eggplant
  • Kiwi
  • Cantaloup (domestic)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Watermelon
  • Mushrooms

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