Study Shows Price Gap Between Healthy And Unhealthy Foods
Researchers found upgrading your diet to healthier foods costs an average of $1.50 a day more.By Matt Picht | December 6, 2013
Conventional wisdom says a healthy diet can be unhealthy for your wallet. But exactly how much more expensive are nutritious foods than their unhealthy counterparts?
Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health looked at 27 studies of dietary habits from 10 high-income countries. They compared the average prices of healthy diets containing fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables against unhealthy diets with more processed food, meat and refined grains. (Via CBS)
The findings show eating healthy costs an average of $1.50 a day more than a diet of junk food. That translates to an annual cost of about $550 more per person. (Via HealthDay)