Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Healthy Eating Saves Money

It seems to be popular to believe healthy eating is expensive, inconvenient and for some not available. It simply is not true and not knowing will cost you plenty. Maybe your savings.

Your health is really a pay now or pay later program. For now you can cruise by your favorite fast food spot to pick up a "happy meal" however there is nothing "happy" about that meal. Not for you or your body.

What do you get from your trip to get the fast food hamburger and fries?

One trip yields enough macro-nutrients (fats, protein, carbohydrates) to last 3 days. After 50 trips you will get enough micro-nutritients (vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients) to supply your body for what it needs for one day. You are nutritionally starving your body.

What else do you get later in the bargin?
  • Several types of cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease (stroke and heart attack)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • MS, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
  • All diseases and conditions that are considered chronic
You might be saying "not me". Not true.
The benefits to eating processed, fast, salty, sugar laden foods is the experience you are enjoying right now.

  • Tired
  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Gastric Upset (burping and indigestion)
  • Constipation

The next question you might ask yourself is "is this one hamberger really worth it?
Do I want to participate in the pay later program?"

What's it going to be? Now or Later?

Begin today, make a decision to take charge of your health and save your money to spend on what brings you joy.
Can't do it yourself? Get some help.

Another Benefit of Health: Wealth
Dan Kadlec
TIME Business & Tech(Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008 )

"Most people save for retirement by focusing on their wealth. But you may accomplish more by focusing on your health. That's because the out-of-pocket costs for diseases that may be avoidable through diet and exercise can be staggering. Getting and staying fit now may be worth tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars later--a sum that just might exceed the carefully crafted stockpile in your 401(k)."

To read the article go to Healthy Eating Saves Money

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