As a society, when are we going to stop looking at the quick fixes because we’re too lazy to get off our fat asses and move or take the time to cook our own meals to see that being healthy is attainable.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Look at your budget for a week. How often are you going out for meals? Do you stop and get coffee and breakfast every morning? Are you spending a fortune on precooked meals because it’s the easier and quicker way? Do you smoke? How much do you spend on alcohol?
There are food banks out there-use them. I’ve seen so much food being thrown away from the food banks because people don’t know how to cook collard greens or cauliflower. That’s what wrong here. We don’t buy ingredients anymore. We buy pre-made processed garbage that is making ourselves and our families sick.
But, guess what? Health isn’t profitable. Being sick is. Healthy people don’t spend as much money on health care, prescriptions, or doctor visits. So why would we, as a capitalistic society, market health?
As a consumer I have the power to make my own choices about the foods I buy. We forget that. We have more power than we think we do. So, if we stop buying crap and start buying real food, then food giants will start paying attention.