Coupon clipping could be more expensive in the long run

I can’t help but notice that coupon clipping has become an increasingly popular and much talked about trend. Its almost as if some people compete with others to see how little money they can spend on their weekly groceries, boasting a long list of processed foods that were purchased for the grand total of $17.46. However, I ask you, do you really want to cut corners with the nutrients that you put in your body? The food we eat is utilized as fuel for our every thought and movement. Mucking up the “machine” with poor fuel, consisting of high amounts of saturated fat, hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup, with very few beneficial nutrients will only result in higher medical bills in the future. This is a proven fact when you look at the rise in obesity and thus diabetes over the last decade. The quality of food that you eat has a direct correlation to the energy you have throughout the day, the quality of sleep you get each night, and in your general emotional state each day. Do yourself a huge favor and eat whole foods whenever possible and avoid the junk! It is true that groceries, much like everything else, seem to be getting more expense with each passing day. The argument I hear most often from people is “eating healthy is expensive”. Although eating quality food is more expensive than stocking up on processed/packaged food, your health care will be much more expensive in the long run if you don’t take care of your body. There are ways to save and still eat healthy and I’m about to share a few key strategies to ensure you get the nutrients you need without breaking the bank. Living in the Northeast it can be tricky to get fresh produce, but during the warmer months take advantage of the local farmer’s market. Shopping weekly at the farmers market will ensure you get fresh, local and often organic produce at a reasonable price. In addition to the quality of food you will find at the market, this is also an excellent opportunity for you to try new foods. The farmer’s market offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, so this is a great time to experiment with new flavors and textures. During the colder months I recommend shopping the weekly sales fliers for your fresh produce. Winter is citrus season, so adding more orange and grapefruit varieties to your diet during this time is cost effective and healthy.  Squash varieties and some heartier greens are still widely available in the winter and are great for preparing soups and stews. If there are other fruits and veggies that are not available fresh or tend to be pricey this time of year, opt for the fresh frozen selections rather than the canned. Canned fruits are often packed in a sugary syrup and not very fresh. Canned vegetables tend to have preservatives such as sodium to extend their shelf life, which may have negative impacts on your health. Keeping with whole fresh foods whenever possible will benefit your health and help to avoid costly medical care. Always shop the perimeter of the store so that you avoid the isle which contain foods with added preservatives, trans fats and corn syrup. In closing, if saving money, improving your nutrition or fitness are your New Year’s resolution, the tips I have shared are great for helping your meet those goals! Eat for improved health and performance.

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2 Responses to “Coupon clipping could be more expensive in the long run”

  1. how many calories to lose weigh Says:

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