Thrive-Market

Over the past several months we’ve talked a lot about food on The Live Life Well Blog. Everything from Lunch @ Work to School Lunches: Hot vs. Cold. We did an entire post on #FarmersMarkets. Today, we’re going to continue this conversation about food, focusing on a website that I think everyone needs to discover: ThriveMarket.com.

It’s a well known fact: healthy food is more expensive than junk food/fast food/pre-packaged food. But you might not know how much more common obesity is amongst lower-income families. The graph below comes from a study done by the American Diabetes Association:

But let’s put this into perspective… sugar is added to 80% of processed foods in the US. And even more concerning: By 2030, 50% of adults in the US will be obese–and the medical cost of obesity is expected to exceed $66 Billion.

With all this in mind, we can take a step back and be a little more optimistic. I rarely feature websites or businesses or products on my blog, but when I do it’s because I stand behind what they’re doing. I wouldn’t mind being paid for an endorsement but unfortunately y’all only read this periodically ;-).

Thrive Market is a social venture that has one mission: Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 12.22.32 PM

They see the issues that we’re facing as a country and in the world and they’re doing something to make a difference. They have three promises to their customers:

  1. Only the highest quality healthy and natural products.
  2. Always at prices 25-50% below retail.
  3. Always committed to sustainability and social justice.

And it’s not only food. Beauty, health, home goods, baby + kids, bath + body.

Now here’s the best part: for every $59.95 membership purchased they donate a membership to a family who needs it. As a member, you get access to better products, all GMO-free, at prices that are cheaper than anywhere else. Here are a few recognizable/comparable products to help you gauge the pricing…

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Lastly, shipping is free if you order over $49 worth of stuff! Check it out, join the club and comment with the products you got the best deal on!

In Good Health,

Molly

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