Study Finds Healthy Foods Not Expensive

May 17, 2012

A recent study done by the Economic Research Service, showed that healthy foods being more expensive is a misconception, and depends on how the food costs are measured. 

Their study compared the prices of over 4,000 foods and used three price metrics: Price per calorie, Price per edible gram and Price per average portion. 

The conclusion: 


When measured on the basis of edible weight or average portion size, grains, vegetables, fruit, and dairy foods
are less expensive than most protein foods and foods high in saturated fat, added sugars, and/or sodium.
What do you think? Do you believe that eating healthy is too expensive? What are some of your favorite inexpensive meals? Please share!

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