Is healthy eating worth it?

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Saucepan Kids promoting healthy eating in families

Everywhere you look these days, people are talking or blogging about sugar free, clean eating, plant based, vegan, vegetarian, organic food. Is it a fad or is any of it actually worth it?

Real food can sometimes costs a little more than processed food however when you add it up and look at the consequences, you’ll spend less by taking care of your body now rather than trying to fix it later. And wouldn’t you rather support a farmer now than the drug companies later?

Saucepan Kids - let's pay the farmer now and not the doctor later

As a country, we are spending more on healthcare than ever before. Let’s take heed of the phrase, “prevention is better than cure” and address the lack of food education and literacy in our homes and in our schools.

If we can start considering our diets as a form of preventative health care, we might be more careful what we feed our families. As Hippocrates said, “Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.”

Let’s start recognising the power of healthy eating and help educate our children now so that they will be better able to make responsible choices in the future.

 

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Author: Debbie

2 comments

  1. Education is the key, I agree. The difficulty is getting people to listen, to make the message understandable and accessible so that people don’t tune out. Your future health is a bit like your future pension – its hard for people to identify with that need now. Get the kids cooking and they will educate the adults!

    • Debbie says:

      I totally agree Oonagh. Food education and literacy is key to protecting the health of our children today. I really wish home economics was a mandatory subject so that everyone would have the opportunity to learn how to cook real food.

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