I'm not a spring chicken anymore, so I've been trying to get my diet under control, exercise more, etc. One thing I've noticed is that eating healthy can really be costly. This may not be a revelation to most people, but I've never been one to pay a whole lot of attention to prices.
But I've been subscribing to Men's Health and reading the health section of my local newspaper, and I've been trying to follow some of the advice found in these places. But it's not so cheap to do so.
Pom Pomegranate Juice is supposed to fight atherosclerosis (heart disease) and contain antioxidants and do all sorts of wonderful things. At this store you can get a 16-ounce bottle for $4.99. (I think it is actually a little cheaper than that at my grocery.) That's a lot of money for 16 ounces of liquid. If it was the guaranteed fountain of youth, no problem. But it's just pomegranate juice. I'm still going to die someday, and so I have to question how much of the money I have while alive should go toward pomegranate juice.
Planter's now offers this NUT-rition Heart Healthy Mix, which is full of peanuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts and the especially heart-healthy walnut. Over at Amazon I can buy three 9.75-ounce cans for $15, or $5 per. That's actually not bad in comparison to my local store, where I believe a single can was over $6. Nuts are never cheap, but add the heart-healthy tag (and the walnuts), and now you're getting into some serious cash.
Don't even get me started on the cost of multivitamins.
They might make me live a long time, but these superfoods are also going to make me go broke.
By: Justin McHenry Source