Does eating organic food really cost us that much? Let’s find out.
I can’t tell you how many times my patients have told me “but eating organic cost too much!” I used to say the same thing. The more you learn, the more you realize the comparison is not accurate. If you shop in a more traditional, big chain supermarket, chances are, the food you are accustomed to are massed produced.
Often this way of growing food is full of chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, etc… The animals are often sick. The vegetables are often coated with chemicals (that don’t wash off). You can’t build a strong body on dying or sickly foods propped up with chemicals. I hate to pick on McDonald’s, really I do. It’s just not a fair comparison since McDonald’s is not really considered a food. Take a look at this link.
I’ll bet you thought you were buying chicken when you ordered chicken McNuggets™. I am sure you would not use a bug killer like ammonium sulfate if you were making it at home would you? I can’t remember my grandmother using silicone oil (dimethylpolysiloxane) into her food, can you?
My point is this. Organic food may seem expensive because the “food” that most people eat in the Standard American Diet (aptly abbreviated as SAD) are often not food, but cheap representations of food that need chemicals and additives to mask the poor quality.
Start shopping at your local farmers market, or go to eatwild.com to find a local food source. Shop at stores that put quality above price, and are not willing to sacrifice your health in order to give you a cheaper product. Well, it seems cheaper until you add in the extreme cost in healthcare, but that is another post all together. I hope this makes a lot of sense.
If you want to live longer, eat the right kind.