The big box grocery producers make junk food eating pretty inexpensive. The problem, aside from their being nutrient deficient, is they spark appetite, so it's easy to eat a lot of them. Who ever eats 3 potato chips or 2 jelly beans?
Cost of Eating Healthy
Researchers looked into cost comparisons of diets of processed, less nourishing foods and high nutrient foods, They gathered data from 27 studies and found it costs only $1.50 more per day to eat healthy. That's a small amount of money to pay for putting healthier food in your body. It doesn't even factor in the benefits of healthy eating with regard to lower medical costs, weight management and overall fitness. There's no question - eating healthy is good for you and worth every penny.
It may sound like an oxymoron, but actually it's true - many foods that are exceedingly rich in nutrients and give a sense of satiety are actually pretty inexpensive.
Here's a list of just a few of them:
lentils cabbage canned sockeye salmon carrots
green tea black tea sweet potatoes oatmeal
bok choy asparagus kale onions
So next time you're tempted to pass by the "expensive" healthy foods, look again. They may to be so expensive after all.