The other day I was sitting and pondering. I usually skip buying pastured meats (unless they’re on sale) because of their price even though I know how good they are for me, and that got me to wondering… Exactly how much money AM I saving by buying conventional meats?
Each pound of pastured ground beef is roughly $3 more expensive than its conventional counterpart. If I have three square meals a day with a 3oz portion of meat at each meal, then over the course of a year I will go through about 205 pounds of meat. That’s $615 dollars more per year that I would spend on pastured meat. Less than $2 per day or $52 per month.
$52 per month begins to sound like a lot, but then I thought about the omega 3 supplements I take each day, and the CLA supplements etc (most of which I take to prevent cancer, and familial ALS). What if I were to cut out all these supplements and simply get all these nutrients from my food? Nutrients from whole foods are more compatible with our body anyway. When I think of it this way, I think I can find that extra $52 a month for the pastured meats…. especially if it means I can help prevent cancer and ALS more effectively.
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