18 May '12, 9pm

No, Healthy Foods Don't Cost More:

No, Healthy Foods Don't Cost More:

We’ve all been there — balking at the price of olive oil, experiencing physical pain at how much a pound of tomatoes cost. Indeed, it definitely seems like it takes a lot of cash to eat healthy. But, according to a study by the United States Food and Department of Agriculture (USDA), that commonly held belief is little more than a myth. Sticking to a healthy diet rich in nutrients is no more costly than eating a diet rich in high-fructose corn syrup — in fact, it is less expensive to eat healthy! Based on cost per calorie, portion size and weight, the researchers determined that healthier food options are more affordable. Getting to that conclusion, however, is a little more complicated than simply comparing the caloric content of foods. Based on cost per calorie, portion size and weight, the researchers determined that healthier foods are a more affordable option. Or, for...

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