Just like most people, I love saving money; especially since I started working from home. However, a bargain doesn’t always mean savings or safety. Here are three things I’ll gladly pay more for.
No generic drugs for me; thanks anyway! Why? While generic drugs may be a ‘cheap’ option, they are also a dangerous option. The FDA guidelines for generic drugs are pretty scary, according to the FDA’s own website. Did you know that a generic drug is allowed to have anywhere from 20 percent less to 25 percent higher of the active ingredient? That means that you or I could get less or more of the drug than we need but wouldn’t even know it. Read the guidelines for yourself on the Food and Drug Administrations website.
I’ll gladly pay more for produce that isn’t full of pesticides. After recovering from cancer, I’ve started my own garden again but until it’s ready, I’ll shell out the dollars for food that isn’t going to poison me. Be careful buying organic though. Did you know that the barcode on your fruit will tell you if it’s truly organic, genetically modified, or full of pesticides? The Food Network Revolution offers some great apps to use if you want to know what you’re buying. There are a lot of heated debates concerning organic food. Some argue that it’s overpriced and no better for you, while others argue that it’s nutrient dense and healthy. Decide for yourself, but if you’ve ever grown your own tomatoes, for instance, eat one and then buy one from the grocery store and eat it. They will taste completely different. It will make you wonder what the heck you’ve been eating all these years.
Non Processed Meats and Cheeses:
Yes, it’s more expensive to buy non processed meats and cheeses, but study after study links processed foods to cancer. You can read more about processed foods and cancer at the American Cancer Society’s website. The World Cancer Research Fund, taking thousands of study’s into consideration concluded that, “Research has show that eating processed meat can increase cancer risk. If you eat meat, then it is best to choose unprocessed meat.” Other findings by the WCRF state, “There is strong evidence that processed meats are a cause of bowel cancer.”
When it comes down to it, I don’t want to eat cheese or anything else that is ‘still good’ six months after I buy it. Do a little experiment. Buy some individually wrapped processed cheese slices and leave them in your refrigerator until they start to go bad. You’re in for a long wait. Do you really want to put that in your body?
The best thing to do is to grow your own produce, have your own animals for meat, eggs, milk, and cheese, and only take prescription medication if you need it to live. While you may not be able to grow your own produce and raise animals etc… Do be mindful of what you put in your body; your life is worth the extra cost.
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