When healthy food is cheaper than junk food, why don't people choose to eat healthy? Healthy food is cheaper--
Topic: When healthy food is cheaper than junk food, why don't people choose to eat healthy? Healthy food is cheaper--
November 23, 2019 / By Caleb Question:
because you don't have to eat as much to get even more nutrients. This means you don't get to stuff junk in your mouth all day, and you have to find other ways to amuse yourself, but claiming that good food is too expensive is not a valid excuse. A pound of good food costs less two pounds of junk food, and you will be much healthier eating less, but good food.
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Alford | 2 days ago
I dont know where you live but here it isnt that way at all!!!! People on a fixed income sometimes cant afford the "good stuff"!!!!!!!!
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Have you seen the price of fresh vegetables lately??? Fish and chicken are also expensive. If you use canned vegetables then there is all the sodium. Frozen is somewhat better. Your thought on the cost of good and bad food is the opposite of what you stated. The fact is, it is not what you eat but how much you stuff in your mouth over time.
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define junk food? I eat fruits vegies brown rice, healthy cereals etc, and still like cake and ice cream too. I mean who said you can't eat healthy and eat some so called junky food? I mean I could live without pies and cookies, but don't touch my chocolate or I will beat you with a wet noodle! lol
I think people are getting to focused on what people are eating, I mean instead of saying junk food is bad describe why it is bad, what is in it that is so bad? sugar? that is in most fruits and vegies and grains, fat so what? now if you describe some really bad stuff like chemicals that no animal or person should ever put in their bodies then you might have something.
also depending on where you live determines how much you can afford junk or natural. for me healthy is cheap enough, I mean I eat bowls and bowls of salads, fruits, and whole grains etc, but I love my cake too and ice cream sometimes too and I don't consider them junk. but am I healthier for eating more vegies or fruits every day (like five fruits and giant bowls of salads)? not really I feel teh same like I did before I started to up those healthier fare 6 months ago.
I still have low energy, still don't sleep well alot, and still can't eat enough heatlhier fare to quelch hunger for the so called junk food sometimes. I mean I stuff myself trying to curb those junk food cravings. does my body know something that the medical community does't know? not sure, I wonder sometimes what is wrong with my hormones, tho they are checked yearly, but still I wonder if this stuff is so bad why doesn't my body lose the urge for it when I eat so heatlhy?
maybe someday I will understand what is right or wrong with my body. but for cost? it depends some places you have to go to great distance to find a market, the grocery stores vegies and fruits are too expensive for me, but the market up the street has fresh produce every day and I love it. it's prices are so reasonable I can't almost believe it compared to giant eagels stores.
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Eating healthy food doesn't mean it's going to taste better though and make you feel satisfied or full.... People eat for a variety of reasons.....
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i work with a very large lady who tells me she cant afford to buy fruit and veg as its too expensive but she spent 75pence on a greasy sausage roll and 99 pence on a bag of boiled sweets. how much is a pound of carrots? 60 pence .orange are cheap at £1 a bag and kit kats are expensive at £1.20 a pack. so anyone that says good food is expensive are deluding themselves. also chips are no cheaper than boiled potatoes. boiled eggs are no dearer than a fried egg. food can be healthy and cheap.
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Originally Answered: Why is junk food cheaper than healthy food?
Governments can easily make GOOD food cheap and junk food expensive but they dont want to. Junk food is addictive. Causes illnesses,serious diseases such as cancer, makes you spotty, fat, messes up your teeth...etc. Governments cannot afford to have people eating fruit and vegetables and being healthy...hardly getting ill etc...who would pay for medicine in that case? who would pay to see the dentist? who would pay for acne cream? and liposuction?
They'd rather have you die than lose money.
Its strictly political.