Do you ever feel surrounded by hamburgers and french fries? What about donuts or soda?
We make over 200 food choices per day (mostly choosing not to eat something) and it can be exhausting to keep turning down junk food.
And, when we are out of the house and didn't pack a lunch, many of us eat fast food because that is the food we can find (and it is cheap).
But, healthy food is popping up in some interesting places. For example, McDonald's has been making money selling salads and apple slices.
When I saw the above cooler of fresh food, I just HAD to take a photo. Where was I? A supermarket? no. An airport? no.
I was in a PHARMACY! That is right, people. The place where you can pick up your prescription for heart medication is also the place where you can pick up a salad, orange, and apple.
Why would a pharmacy be selling fresh, healthy food? Well, I think it is because fresh food is the new drug to cure us from our ailments.
Can you imagine the pharmacy of the future? In the anti-cancer aisle we find blueberries, strawberries, and walnuts. Want healthier looking skin? Try these fresh apricots and oranges. Erectile dysfunction? Here is a meditation tape and some celery.
Depressed? Try some ice cream (just kidding :)
Would Pfizer be happy with my pharmacy of the future? Noooooo.
But, Walgreens doesn't care what it sells as long as people want to buy it. Many medications that we spend oodles of money on are just a wee bit better than a placebo.
A change in your diet toward healthier foods is a much more powerful way to treat your health problems. And the side effects are good for you! You could lose weight, sleep better, and feel happier.
So, next time you are in your pharmacy - try their NEW drug - an apple.
Have you seen healthier food in surprising places? Please share.
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