Joined: April 2013
|Quote (stevestory @ May 21 2013,15:32)|
|it's true that you can get expensive by eating well, no disagreement there. But if you're careful about shopping, and frankly don't eat much, it can be surprisingly affordable. In college I got hooked on BOGO (buy one, get one), and most of my food comes from that selection. |
Plus, spending 20% more on your food is, in the long run, less expensive than a $100,000 triple-bypass surgery.
It cost money (and from a production standpoint time) to produce high quality products for consumption. There isn't anything wrong with that but lots of folks haven't been exposed to anything other than what is available in the major markets.
Eating frugally doesn't mean buying the cheapest but rather buying the best available (within reason). For example I don't have a problem paying more $$ for veggies I'm not raising to someone at the local farmers market over what is in the grocery store. Local production is harvested fresh and transport is minimal. However, buying organic produce at the large-chain grocers is a waste of $$ (IMO) since much of the benefit has been lost due to longer transport, packaging, handling, and having to pick the produce at a less than optimum ripeness.
I agree with you that it is a much better deal being tastier and better for you in the short and long run.