Pay More for Your Meal
We make food choices every day, whether looking for a lunch place or browsing Seamless for dinner. Jalali says quality always benefits over quantity, and if the higher prices of organic foods don't immediately reflect that, the benefits on your health surely will. "People should be concerned with the quality of their meat, eggs, dairy, fish, produce," says Jalali. "You are what you eat, and you are in essence what your eat eats." That means if a cow is stressed, fed a ton of antibiotics, and raised on cheap soy or corn feeds, then its not going to produce good beef for your consumption. And chickens fed flax seeds produce eggs with Omega 3 (which benefit you, and save you from turning to expensive supplements whose cost adds up), she adds. "Consumers will argue that they cannot afford to eat organic, but a serving of beef is only 3 ounces of meat, which is a lot less than what most people will eat or buy," Jalali says. "Ideally, your plate should be filled with veggies (non starchy) and supplemented with 3 ounces of protein."