“Maybe we should stop asking why healthy food is expensive, and start asking why processed food is so cheap”
I find this to be particularly true when it comes to choosing “cleaner/fresher” cookies & chips, versus packaged ones. Often times the oils that are found to preserve the cookies that are under $4.00 are made up of what is known as hydrogenated oils. These are oils (let’s take canola oil as an example), that have been bleached, deodorized (removes the chlorophyll), refined (eliminates anti-oxidants vitamin E, etc..), and ends up as an empty TRANS-FAT RICH food. You know, the kind that helps promote cellulite, wrinkles, long-term difficulty in losing weight, high triglycerides, all that un-welcome kind of shiz. Beware of labels reading (0 trans fat), Canadian standards allow for up to 0.9 grams of trans fat to be present without having to say that any is present. Read the ingredients instead.