17 Feb '12, 2pm

Think eating healthier is more expensive? You may be right. Some strategies to keep the cost down:

Think eating healthier is more expensive? You may be right. Some strategies to keep the cost down:

Last week, my wife and I went to the supermarket to pick up a few things. It was hardly what we call "a big shopping." But the $200+ bill sure made it seem like it was, even though all we'd really picked up were a few staples missing from our pantry. It literally brought home some ugly food for thought: eating smart is getting expensive. Our anecdotal experiences at the grocery are backed up by a study published in the journal Health Affairs , which found that following USDA dietary guidelines for healthy eating will give your wallet wicked indigestion. Because while our food system is great at delivering sheer calories to the masses, it falls well short when it comes to supplying the specific nutrients everyone needs. In fact, the researchers say that it doesn't even produce enough fruits and vegetables to supply every American with the recommended minimum daily number of...

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