Healthy eating costs less

In Washington an agriculture department study released yesterday found that most fruits and vegetables costs less the foods with high in fat and salt.

The government said it depends on what you look at if you’re looking at price per calorie then pastries and processed food seems like a barging compared to fruits and vegetables.

All this is saying that bananas, apple, lettuce and beans are less expensive then soft drinks, ice cream and French fries.

In an example: a bar of chocolate with 240 calories might now fill you up but a banana with 105 calories just might.

“Some of these calories are in fact empty calories, so from the standpoint of nutrition they are not terrific,” Dr Drewnowski said. “But the empty calories keep you from being hungry, and this is why people buy them, especially lower-income people.” AP


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