How the Economy is Hurting the Health of Americans
With the downturn in the economy continuing on a downturn many Americans are slowing having to cut back on the basic things that cost money, especially things that are health related. The quality of foods eaten by Americans has gone down because the healthy foods are costing more money. These foods include fresh fruits and vegetables. Turning to foods that are cheaper usually means foods that are poor diet choices with little or no nutritional value. The drop in available money to buy the better foods has some Americans turning to credit card debt to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
But is this a good idea?
Cutting back isn’t easy, but adding on credit card debt because of food is causing many Americans further medical issues such as stress and anxiety over the credit card debt caused from buying better foods. Finding other things to cut such as cell phones, television use, excess driving, and for some, cutting back on the ownership of pets.
Using credit cards for food purchases is a bad idea
when other things can be cut back.