March 24, 2006
The cost of good health.
What if a banana cost less than a chocolate bar? Or a cereal bar cost less than a donut? Or an entrée salad cost less than a cheeseburger and French fry meal? Would you choose the less expensive food item, simply because of the price? What’s more important – money or your health? The junk food tax is being proposed to help combat the rising rates of obesity. Complaints have been made that eating healthy is too expensive. What if the tables were turned and now it was more expensive to eat junk food? The idea is that if healthy food was more readily available and less expensive than junk food alternatives – people will choose to eat more healthfully.
The problem is with obesity, if you eat too much of anything, you can gain weight. If it takes 3 cereal bars to fill you up, you may have been better off eating the donut. Again, it’s all about balance (I feel like a broken record). Daily donuts could turn into an unhealthy habit. If you like donuts, eating a donut every now and then, balanced out with other healthy foods and an active lifestyle could fit into your healthy lifestyle. Consider what you eat for the whole day, the whole week and work on finding a balance.
Posted by Lisa at March 24, 2006 9:54 AM
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