The real reasons you should stop buying cheap meat
I adore finding a good deal. New jeans for $7? I'm in! You're giving away your old couch? I'll be there in 10 minutes. Sure, maybe the quality won't be the absolute best, but they'll get the job done. However even I make sure to always splurge in one area of my life, and that is the food I eat. My health depends largely on what I put in my body, so I try to stay mindful of that and fight my thrifty tendencies at the grocery store. I know spending money on quality, healthy food will not only make me feel amazing, but will save some health care dollars down the road.
One food group where this is especially important is meat and poultry. Buying cheap meat sounds like a good deal at first glance, but it comes with a cost. Some disturbing studies have found cheap meat is not always made up of the meat you think you're buying. It can also be full of antibiotics and fillers. So when it comes to meat, buying the expensive cut is actually the best deal you could score.