“Veganism is SO expensive” is something I hear a lot. When you think about cost in terms of the “right now” a salad might be more expensive than a burger, but when you think bigger than paycheck to paycheck, you have to imagine every healthy meal as an investment for the future. Think cost AND effect. Fast food may be easy and cheap, but if you eat it regularly, it will make you sick, and healthcare ain’t cheap.
That CoverGirl foundation might be $3, but when it makes your skin break out, guess how much acne creams cost? Or what those chemicals will do when they’re absorbed into your skin? Skin isn’t impenetrable. What you put on it, goes IN you.
The idea of living healthy as more expensive is all because of government subsidies. An agricultural subsidy is a governmental subsidy paid to farmers and agribusinesses to supplement their income, manage the supply of agricultural commodities, and influence the cost and supply of such commodities. Corn, grain, and soy are subsidized, and because they’re cheaper, they’re fed to livestock. It isn’t good for the land or the animals, but because it’s cheap, that’s what they’re fed. These government discounts fuel unhealthy eating. Organic kale doesn’t get the same deal. Ye ken?
The problem is most people don’t think about the future. They think about the immediate gratification. Is it cheap? Is it easy? The most worthwhile things in life aren’t always easy, but they’re worth it. #vegansofig
VEGAN DAILY DRINK: Banana, Flax And Raw Cacao Smoothie