My doctor and I have been talking about food a lot lately, and with the warmer weather arriving in Minnesota, there is an excellent opportunity to get out, become a "locavore" and eat a better diet.
Is eco-friendly more expensive than the center aisle foods that look nothing like they do in nature and contain ingredients that no human can pronounce? Simple answer, yes. Are the eco-friendly options better for you and for the planet? Absolutely.
The upside according to the doctor is that eating eco-friendly foods will actually be cheaper in the long run because you'll be spending less money on health care down the road.
I see people eating cheap food everywhere I travel in the United States, and I am amazed at how little we know about where our food really comes from and the hidden costs associated with it.
As you shop for eco-friendly foods, remember the cost is directly related to the true cost of the food. To get quality meats and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables, you will be paying for the additional care and labor that goes into the production.
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