Healthy Food Costs More in US
Researchers have discovered that eating right according to recommended dietary guidelines is expensive! Anyone who has been to the grocery store can confirm. Medical News Today reports:
The researchers gathered data on over 1,000 adults in King County, Washington, to work out how much it would cost to make up for their dietary shortfall in order to meet federal dietary requirements. If the average American consumer upped their potassium intake to federal guideline levels, they would have to spend an extra $380 per year - and that is just for potassium...
They found that those who already spent the most on food came closest to the overall recommended daily values.
It's a shame that eating well is reserved for well to do in this wealthy nation. It wasn't always so before the mass industrialization of farming.
Considering the size of my bill at the Coop yesterday, I must be eating right! This study doesn't even factor organic prices into the bill.
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at August 11, 2011 5:39 PM