Thursday, May 17, 2012

Does eating a healthy diet cost more?

A number of studies about the cost of food and nutrition have been conducted recently.  A recent article in the Huffington Post discussed some interesting results:

"The government says it all depends on how you measure the price. If you compare the price per calorie – as some previous researchers have done – then higher-calorie pastries and processed snacks might seem like a bargain compared with fruits and vegetables. 

But comparing the cost of foods by weight or portion size shows that grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy foods are less expensive than most meats or foods high in saturated fat, added sugars or salt."

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