With the economy in decline, prices are rising and unemployment is growing, forcing Americans to cut down on spending. Last year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food rose by 4.0 percent, its highest annual increase since 1990. Due to higher commodity and energy cost, the CPI for food is predicted to hike another 4.5 to 5.5 percent in 2008, resulting in even higher retail prices.
Your food bill has skyrocketed but it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice nutrition just to be able to stretch your budget.
You just have to shop smart.
Dr. Joseph Mercola is one of the country’s leading health experts. He has been providing advice on a number of health topics, including diet and nutrition, on his website, Mercola.com. Dr. Mercola advocates that the proper diet will help you achieve optimal health. He is constantly on the lookout for products that will give you the most bang for your buck.
It’s a no-brainer that organic food is good for you but what usually prevents people from buying organic food is the price. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned. But a penny invested in your health will certainly go a long way. Dr. Mercola shares with you the ten healthiest foods he has found that cost less than a dollar:
1. Two cage free organic eggs = $0.59
2. Eight ounces of raw organic milk = $0.62
3. One ounce mixed raw sunflower seeds = $0.82
4. A cup of fresh organic blueberries= $0.95
5. One-pound slice of watermelon = $0.98
6. Seven ounces coconut milk = $0.98
7. Five ounces of fresh organic spinach = $0.95
8. Two cloves of garlic = $0.05
9. One serving of wild rice =$0.99
10. Two capsules of Krill Oil = $0.84
Dr. Mercola believes that it’s worth spending a few more dollars to ensure that you are eating what’s good for you. But Dr. Joseph Mercola offers you more than just diet tips. His site, Mercola.com, is the world’s most popular natural health website and contains thousands of articles on topics that are pertinent to your health and wellbeing in general.
So what are you waiting for? Let Dr. Joseph Mercola be your guide to wellness! More than a million subscribers to his free Natural Health Newsletter can’t be wrong. Log on to Mercola.com now!