Rarely does an article cross over the issue of money and health as much as this article does.
It caught my attention, because several of these super foods our family buys weekly. But are they worth it or just trendy and overpriced?
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Otherwise, we have a cheat sheet below.
1. Gluten-free foods – While they are worth the money if you have a sensitivity to gluten, they do not affect weight loss and are not necessarily worth the extra money.
2. Coconut water – This has more vitamins than sports drinks and contains less sugar so it is worth paying a bit more.
3. Greek yogurt – The biggest reason I read the article in the first place was Greek yogurt. We go through 10+ a week. But is Greek yogurt better than traditional yogurt? No surprise, yes it is. Higher protein fills you up more and it also has less sugar.
4. Almond butter – A worthwhile alternative to Peanut butter but hard to find. The nutritionist also recommends all natural Peanut butter if you cannot find Almond butter.
5. Kale – I am a huge Kale fan. I did not even know it is more expensive than lettuce until I read this article. If you mix it in with other things, including lettuce and spinach, $2 of Kale will go a long way.
6. Quinoa – A healthy alternative to rice and more versatile.
7. Chia – An alternative to Flax seed and has some advantages with vitamins and prep time.
The list ultimately never says anything is bad. However, the real question is about whether it is worth the extra investment. Health usually is.