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Everyone is talking about health and how to live better these days.  I’m sure you are engaged in conversations with friends and associates on the challenges of weight loss and exercise.  Medical experts and weight loss counselors continually speak about the importance of choosing the “right” foods to put in our bodies makes a difference too.  How can individuals come to a balance of buying healthy foods and paying reasonable prices for them?  Many families struggles with finding money for  groceries while paying their households bills to live month to month.  Is it possible to purchase healthy foods with limited resources?  Of course it is!  Here are a few cost effective solutions Dr. Mark Hyman in a recent post in Huffington Post that he suggests how to save money and eat healthy while creating a healthier lifestyle. Check it out!

1. Healthy food doesn’t have to cost more. Research has shown that eating healthy, whole, real food isn’t necessarily more expensive than eating junk food, fast food, processed foods, or convenience foods. (i), (ii) In fact, the top four things purchased in supermarkets are ALL drugs: sugar, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol! If you give up those “drugs,” your grocery bill will go down dramatically.

2. Healthy food isn’t hard to find. You don’t have to shop in a gourmet food store, a health-food store, or farmer’s market or eat only organic to eat well. There are plenty of healthy foods right in your local supermarket. Just shop around the outside aisles of the store.

3. Healthy food doesn’t take lots of time to prepare. You don’t have to spend hours cooking complex meals to eat well. Good quality, fresh food is easy to prepare and enjoy once you learn how.

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