The price of healthy foods is often the reason people think they can’t afford proper nutrition. But is eating right really more expensive than buying junk food? Surprisingly, the answer is no, and you can see it with your own eyes. At least, it depends on how you measure the price.
In fact, proper nutrition is mostly based on ordinary products. Your usual shopping cart will include eggs, meat, fish (for those who consume animal products), whole grain bread, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables. At the same time, a balanced diet really saturates you and gives you energy throughout the day. If we compare 1,000 calories from unhealthy food like chips or sweets to 1,000 calories from a healthy meal, we can see that the former is a very small amount of food. You may feel full only for a short time, after which you will want to eat again. This leads to overeating and eventually makes you spend more.
Also, speaking about the costs, we must take into account our health. For example, improper nutrition and overeating can lead to serious consequences, such as diabetes or stomach problems, which will require you to pay more money for treatment.
On average, the cost of healthy eating for a couple is about $500-$600 per month. That is only about $1.50 a day more than the cost of an unhealthy diet. So, you can see that the difference is almost negligible.
Healthy eating begins with making better choices, which will help improve your quality of life.