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Doctor insights on: Cost Of Health Food Vs Junk Food

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How does the cost of healthy food compare to that of junk food?

How does the cost of healthy food compare to that of junk food?

Unfortunately: In many circumstances, "healthy" foods cost more than "junk" food. Some of this revolves around what comprises "healthy" foods versus "junk" food, as governmental subsidies allow for the food stuffs that tend to make up most of "junk" food cheaper than healthy foods! Just think about how massive a meal you can get at McDonald's for under six bucks or even less ! ...Read more

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How do the prices of fast food and healthy food compare?

How do the prices of fast food and healthy food compare?

In this country: quality health food can be significantly more costly than fast foods. ...Read more

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Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Somtimes: You can always find healthy choices in any setting, be it at home, restaurants, or prepackaged foods. With so much increase in awareness, there are lot of choices available in every food group including organic foods. With a little effort in reading the labels and a little common sense, you will find healthy foods. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do the prices of healthy food compare to unhealthy food?

How do the prices of healthy food compare to unhealthy food?

Cost of food.: One of our big societal nutritional problems is that fast food (unhealthy) is generally less expensive than healthy foods. A healthy society would need inexpensive healthy options. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the price?

Is organic food worth the price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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Why does processed food cost less than health food?

Why does processed food cost less than health food?

Lower cost of: Storage, transport, less wastage of food in processed foods as compared to fresh vegetables and fruits. ...Read more

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How are junk food and healthy food different?

How are junk food and healthy food different?

Food: Hi. The names say it ALL. Junk food has all the wrong stuff and none of the right stuff (i.e., "junk"), and healthy food has good stuff and little or no bad stuff (i.e., "healthy"). See how easy that was?! ...Read more

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Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more

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What is the cost of healthy foods compared to unhealthy foods?

What is the cost of healthy foods compared to unhealthy foods?

Cost of foods: You die earlier with unhealthy foods. And you spend more of your life suffering from cardiovascular disease before you die. The choice is up to you. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the extra price?

Is organic food worth the extra price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

Metabolism: Not all calories are created equal. The body metabolizes high sugar foods, including alcohol, very quickly into fat if these calories are not needed to sustain physical exercise. Most of us do not burn the amount of calories we eat. Unless we are in control of our eating. Do replace your junk food with healthy foods with the same # of calories. See for yourself. I bet you will lose some lbs. ...Read more

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How does the cost of fast food compare to healthy food?

How does the cost of fast food compare to healthy food?

Cost of food.: One of our big societal nutritional problems is that fast food (unhealthy) is generally less expensive than healthy foods. A healthy society would need inexpensive healthy options. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of eating lots of unrefined carbohydrates?

What are the health benefits of eating lots of unrefined carbohydrates?

Refined vs unrefined: http://www.livestrong.com/article/505815-refined-vs-unrefined-carbohydrates/

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Any difference in health benefit from chevre vs cows milk cheese?

No: There should be no difference, unless you are intolerant of cow milk or goat milk. Enjoy. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of a raw food diet?

What are the disadvantages of a raw food diet?

Vit. deficiencies ;: Many people feel good on a raw food diet, but many feel much worse. If you eat a raw vegan diet you will become deficient in B12 ; other vitamins/minerals unless you supplement- but you could have raw fish (sashimi). Some key nutrients are better absorbed when cooked. According to chinese medicine theory raw foods rob the body of "vital heat" creating energetic imbalances. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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What are some local organic foods or healthy food programs?

Start with CSA, etc.: Community-supported agriculture programs are spreading throughout north america. Farmers' markets are popplng up. Even traditional grocers are stocking some local produce. One can start by doing a search online, asking local chefs or contacting a nearby university with an ag or environmental studies program. Also one can ask people with healthy-looking active kids the difference is often apparent. ...Read more

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