We all head to our supermarket or convenient stores to obtain our daily, weekly, and lifestyle needs, particularly food. Every Sunday we wait for the new ads to break out in our local newspapers so we can check to see which stores have the best prices and best deals. Ever notice that a majority of the stores have similar products on sale during the same week? It's for competition. Ever notice that it's the same products that are on sale ever four weeks or so? This is for competition as well, except it's food companies rather than stores that are doing the competing.
Cheap food isn't always a good deal. Cheap food usually means processed food. Ever see a plethora of all-natural or organic or gluten-free or a combination of these types of food in the ads? Rarely. That's because these foods are more expensive, naturally. It all starts with the growing process and continues until it reaches our shelves. These foods are more expensive because they are better for us. There's also another reason known as supply-and-demand. Fortunately, whether we believe it or not, the prices of these foods are dropping and, more importantly, more products are being introduced in our stores around the world. Instead of having "sections" of organic and gluten-free products our supermarkets are now giving them their own aisles. Take a look next time you venture into your own local store.
Now I'm now insinuating that all ad products are bad for us, I'm saying to be careful as to what you are buying and then eventually putting into our body. A majority of these foods on the ads might be stuff like soda, potato chips, cereals, pizzas, frozen dinners, etc. Take a look for yourself. As I said before, a lot of these products are processed foods which means they contain a ton of sodium and other bad nutrients like trans fat. It's really easy for all of us to pursue these ads in order to save money, however, how much money are we really saving? If we continue to eat these poor nutritional-value products it will someday catch up to every one of us and it will be in the name of hypertension, bypass surgery, and diabetes just to name a few. That's way more expensive than any product on the shelf because now it is our life that is involved.
Check out other options next time you walk into your stores and run through the ads. Compare the ad products to other products in the store. These products do not have to be from the gluten-free aisle(s), but walk through the aisles where the product's actual home is and compare other products for alternatives. Be aware of the differences in these products by comparing the labels. Now that you know you are eating better, or at least making a conscious effort of it, you can start feeling a little better about yourself along with your lifestyle. This is just another small piece of the overall puzzle so make sure you add it to your ammo for an overall better life!