NO! An USDA study released yesterday found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt. To see a write up of this click here http://wapo.st/Jzct8T
Not a surprise to me. What’s weird is this topic has been debated in my nutrition industry for years. Why? Because it seems like a “deal” when you can buy a bag of cookies for $3.99 but somehow that price is too expensive for a bag of apples. Hmmm. Which one would fill you up more?
And how about that .99 candy bar compared to a .50 banana?
Or a .85 cent bottle of water instead of a $2.00 Snapple tea drink?
What’s even weirder? We need an expensive USDA study to prove to the world that eating healthy is cheaper.
Unfortunately, I think we’ve missed the point. Healthy eating is cheaper but the problem is it takes longer. We have to wash those apples and peel that banana before we can eat it. We have hit the grocery store, and spend an hour making dinner at home instead of taking a few minutes to buy a take-out meal.
I would say the real reason people have trouble eating healthy isn’t always the cost, but the perceived time it takes to plan, shop and cook at home. Somehow life just gets in the way and cooking skills today are a novelty.
What do you think?