Times are Tough, So Eat Pasta?

We all know the economy is bad right now. People are pinching pennies. And that’s why, despite the obvious recession, pasta-makers are experiencing growth. Apparently, total pasta consumption in the United States rose by 0.4% per volume and this doesn’t even include sales by mega-retailer Wal-Mart. Shoppers are buying more pasta because it’s cheap; the Associated Press explains.

No doubt, junk food producers love to hear this! Some companies have already started pushing unhealthy cheap food. Because previous reports indicate during a time of recession people are more likely to ditch healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, in favor of inexpensive stuff, like cereal and candy.

Okay, it’s not impossible to eat healthfully in these tough times. Just keep your eyes open. For example, every week I find all sorts of reduced price fruits and veggies. Hey, every little bit helps!

Via Fit Sugar.

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Carla Golden - January 29, 2009 11:42 AM

Would love to share my Economic Crisis Diet with you and your audience. It's actually a Silver Lining Win-Win-Win diet, but that's a much less dramatic and too feel-goody for most. ;o) Be well, Carla aka OneHealthyGirl.com

Economic Crisis Diet on my blog: http://tiny.cc/rb594

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