But what I find particularly interesting is a comment from Texas A&M professor, David Anderson: when people see an increase in income, the first thing they upgrade is their diet. Fascinating!
I’ve actually seen this phenomena in myself over the years of going from college student, to first-low-paying-job, to slightly-better-off-young-professional. Improved diet and wardrobe, I’d say. But I wonder if it’s because when we earn more money we desire a) healthier b) tastier c) more ethical food.
According to this article in Time, there is a correlation between better health and education (to no one’s real surprise, right?). If education equates to a higher earning career then I can see paying for a gym membership and buying more expensive foods. But the idea that a diet upgrade comes before all other things you can pay to upgrade is really indicative of something,
Are we all secretly coveting more money so that we can eat better?