One of the reasons why people choose processed food over real food is the cost. Real food costs more, and if you’re comparing organic food the price difference is even greater. I understand that it’s hard for a lot of families to afford fresh, wholesome food. But it needs to be at the top of everyone’s priority list. Your health and your family’s health should come first. That may mean cutting costs in other departments (housing, clothing, entertainment, etc), but nothing is more important than your health. The old saying goes “you are what you eat”, NOT “you are what you wear”, or “you are what you live in”, or “you are what you drive”…..
Good quality food made with real ingredients and nothing artificial is worth the investment; your return on that investment will be good health. That, in my opinion, trumps everything else.