Why Spend On Food?

27 Aug
Raw Sushi made with parsnip ‘rice’, recipe from the fantastic Get Fresh! Magazine
This evening, our 2 year old son asked for and finished
a whole bowl of salad with carrot-ginger dressing!

Someone told me the other day that she believes it is the Mother who holds the family in the palm of her hand. When the mother educates herself on making wiser health choices, it spills over to the rest of the family. What she forgot to mention was that it spills over to the rest of the world too. 4 months as a raw vegan and I still clearly see the reasons behind it: for my health, for the health of my family and friends, for the health of the environment. Although only 1 friend is now as passionate as I am about raw foods, I cannot count with my 10 fingers alone the diets I, my husband and my son have changed. Family and friends have increased their raw food intake, are making and drinking fresh green smoothies or juices daily and supplementing with barley and green powder (Amazing Superfood or the raw BarleyMax). We hope they have felt the difference by changing their diets.

The only down side to adding more organic vegetables and fruits into your diet is the price you pay at your grocer’s. From Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food:

“A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a dollar could buy 1,200 calories of potato chips or 875 calories of soda but just 250 calories of vegetables or 170 calories of fresh fruit. With the backing of the government, farmers are producing more calories — some 500 more per person per day since the 1970s — but too many are unhealthy calories. Given that, it’s no surprise we’re so fat; it simply costs too much to be thin.”

But isn’t our health worth the price?


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