Healthy vs. Unhealthy Diet
By Health Day
50 more per day than a diet filled with processed foods, study finds.
Per 200 calories
And per 2,000 calories, which is the recommended average daily intake for adults.
The results showed that on average, the healthiest diets which are rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and nuts -- cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy diets which include more processed foods, meats and refined grains. Over a year, that would add up to about $550 per person, which according to the lead researcher could be a real burden for some families. On the other hand, he says the price difference is small compared to the costs of diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading health news that matters to you.
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