Is it really more expensive to eat healthy? A study in the U.S. shows that might not actually be the case.
For most people trying to change their diet, one of the biggest concerns is the cost of food. In reality, it really depends on the way you look at it.
The U.S. government believes it’s how you measure the price. If you compare the price per calorie, processed snacks and other junk food seem like a complete steal when you compare them to fruits and vegetables. But, if you compare the cost of food by portion size or weight, vegetables, fruit, and dairy foods are less expensive than foods high in saturated fat, added sugars or salt.
I read today that a report from the University of Washington suggested that “calorie-for-calorie junk food is more cost-effective for low-income people than eating healthy”.
Obesity is a growing problem. Not only in the U.S., but Canada as well. More than a third of U.S. adults are obese according to the U.S. government, and researchers expect that number to grow to 42 per cent by 2030. That my friends, is an epidemic.
It may look like that bag of Doritos is a great deal at $2 and in the end, will probably fill you up. But, those empty calories are not giving your body the nutrition it desperately needs to get you through the day.
Shop smart and healthy eating can be more affordable. Can’t afford fresh fruit or vegetables? Try frozen or canned. Trust me, your body and mind will thank you later!
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