Do you know the number one reason why people say they don't eat healthier or juice regularly? Money. In many countries around the world, people feel it is more expensive to eat healthier so they opt for budget-friendly junk foods.
Of course, you probably already know that eating unhealthy is always going to cost you more in the long run. Not only can it lead to short and long term health effects, junk food is not filling (there's a lot of "empty calories") and you have to eat a lot more of it to fill full compared to healthier food choices.
In addition, junk foods are not a substantial source of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs so you can quickly end up deficient in minerals and vitamins that you so desperately need. This, in turn, can lead to lasting health effects but it can also cause grogginess, dizziness, lack of energy, and increased appetite--among other things!
But, with all that said, you already know that you need to be eating healthier or you wouldn't be here. So, let's dive into some tips that will help you eat healthier on any budget.
#1 Buy Separately
Rather than buying that convenient bag of lemons and limes, picking out your own fruits individually usually results in some savings. The only exception to the "bag fee" rule is with potatoes--buying a 10 pound bag of potatoes usually is cheaper than buying them individually, but you probably won't be using them for juicing anyway!
#2 Buy In Bulk
Purchasing produce in bulk can help you save money. When you have the chance, buy large quantities of produce can lead to significant savings. For instance, that crate of blueberries is always going to average out to being cheaper per pound than little individual cartons of blueberries.
You should also keep your local store's latest flyer on the fridge so you know what's on sale next time you go shopping. While most stores don't issue coupons for fresh produce, you can usually find some sales that are going on so you can save a bit of money.
#3 Shop In Season
When you're buying something that's out of season, you are paying substantially more for it because it has been shipped from far away just to get to you. That's why you should always try to shop based on what's in season to help you save money. Also, try to buy local whenever possible. Going to the local farmer's market will also help you build connections with farmers in your area and sometimes they'll even let you start to buy from them directly at a discount.
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