Eating well for your waistline and wallet
Eating a healthy diet isn’t simply a matter of knowing what to eat – though that’s a major factor. It’s also about knowing how to acquire and prepare such foods, and last but certainly not least, it’s about being able to afford these healthier foods. One of the biggest barriers to healthy eating is the belief that it’s expensive, a topic explored in a paper (1) coauthored by HSPH’s Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian.
Interestingly, results showed that much healthier diets cost, on average, only $1.50 more per day – a small price in comparison to both the health benefits and the savings in health costs.
This is an average price difference, however. Unhealthy diets can still be expensive, and you can create healthier diets that are quite affordable. Here are a few ways to do just that…