Healthy Food Found To Be Very Hard On The Wallet

Posted on 04 August 2011 by admin

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – Researchers have found that healthy food is more expensive than unhealthy food.

The study, which was published in the journal Health Affairs, focused in the cost of food in the U.S.

Americans are spending thousands of dollars each year on food, and researchers from the University of Washington aimed to look into cost differences of healthy and unhealthy food.

They wanted to gauge the cost of eating food that adheres to U.S. dietary guidelines.

The fact that the majority of Americans are overweight is a warning sign that it is time to once again stress healthy eating.

Unfortunately though, the researchers found it is far more expensive to eat healthy.

With Americans running low on expendable income due to the economy, cutting out added expenses such as fruit may be somewhere they turn to.

Researchers found a direct link between the cost of food, and how healthy it was.

Food loaded with calories from saturated fat was found to be far less expensive than foods with healthy fats, vitamins, fiber, etc.

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