Cost Comparison: Medications vs. Whole Foods
Last year Americans spent over $200 billion dollars on prescription drugs. That’s a lot of money. And it’s only a small percentage of what we spend on healthcare. With an uncertain economy, people are looking to cut back expenses and they’re starting with their medicine cabinet.
It’s great that people are assessing where they spend their money, but if more people are cutting back on prescription drug expenses are they also compromising their health by spending less on other things, like exercise and food?
Many people say they don’t buy high-quality food because it’s more expensive. But cheaper junk foods are not the answer. In fact, they can cause many of the preventable health problems that put us on medications in the first place. Good health starts with good food. It’s really that simple.
Save for your future by investing in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Even as you start to incorporate high-quality food into your diet, you’ll still want to check with your doctor before you stop taking any meds.