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IS IT EXPENSIVE TO EAT HEALTHY? | Cheap Nutrition

Is It Expensive to Eat Healthy? The cost and healthfulness of various foods around the country while hunting for the best deals at the same time was researched by Harvard University.  Surprisingly, the nutritional bang for the buck they found was to buy more nuts, soy foods, beans, and whole grains while purchasing less of meat and dairy. They determined: “The  purchase of plant-based foods may offer the best investment for dietary health.

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More than Cheap Calories

Less healthy foods only beat out healthier foods on a cost-per-calorie basis, which is the way food cost was measured back in the nineteenth century. At that time, the emphasis was on cheap calories, no matter how you got them. As an example beans and sugar both cost the same at that time (five cents a pound). The U.S. Department of Agriculture promoted sugar as more cost effective for pure “fuel value.” It’s True.

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IS IT EXPENSIVE TO EAT HEALTHY? | Cheap Nutrition

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USDA Excused

Further, the USDA can be excused for discounting the nutritional difference between beans and pure sugar. In that time, vitamins hadn’t even been discovered yet. Now we don’t have an excuse, we know better. We can compare the cost of foods based on their nutritional content.

The average serving of vegetables may cost roughly four times more than the average serving of junk food. However those veggies have been calculated to average twenty-four times more nutrition. Interestingly, on a cost-per-nutrition basis, vegetables offer six times more nutrition per dollar compared to highly processed foods.

Meat cost about three times more than vegetables yet yields sixteen times less nutrition based on the total nutrients. Although meat is less nutritious and costs more, vegetables net you forty-eight times more nutrition per dollar than meat. That’s right 48 times. Wow.

 

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If your intention is to pile as many calories as you can in your mouth for the least amount of money, then healthier foods lose out.

However, if you want to shovel the most nutrition into your mouth as cheaply as possible, look no further than the produce aisle. If you spend fifty cents more per day on fruits and vegetables you may buy a 10% drop in mortality. That is a awesome investment!

Imagine if there was a pill that could reduce your chance of dying by 10 percent over the next decade and only had good side effects! How much do you think the drug company would charge? Probably more than that 50 cents!

 

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IS IT EXPENSIVE TO EAT HEALTHY? | Cheap Nutrition

SUMMARY

Take another positive step. Now that we have moved down the path of Whole Food Plant Based Diet lets make another opportunity for you. Without elaborating to much Organically Certified Food will be safer to eat than conventional food. Please make sure your health is getting the respect it deserves. Please take advantage of this nudge towards Organics. Please read the article below. Organic Hangout reaches out in hope you will then consider learning even more. Your lifetime health is a really big deal.

 

Sources – How Not to Die, Michael Greger, M.D.

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12 Comments

  1. TaetskeTaetske

    Good evening,

    I had heard about that scandal, it is disgraceful that such great products like extra virgin oil are adulterated on the way. Most of the oils you mention in your interesting article are probably ok in the beginning but then it depends through how many hands it will still pass before being sold to the customer in the shop.
    I live in the south of Spain. I am blessed with the possibility to go right to the source and there for being sure that what I pour on my toast is cold, pressed extra virgin olive oil.

    Regards, Taetske

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Taetske.

      Thank you for the comment. Always great to get another perspective.

      You are very blessed where you are. I have included a link that I will help you.

      https://organichangout.com/how

      • Good evening Robert,

        Thank you for replying to my comment. Thank you also for the link. I live on an old farm in the south of Spain and try to live as ” green ” or organic as possible. Anyhow, nothing can beat homegrown tomatoes etc. I am very interested in anything healthy and try to warn people of the “modern ” dangers lurking around the corner.
        Wishing all the best and stay healthy.

        Regards, Taetske

        • Wonderful to talk with you again… You are an inspiration

          At present my zone is not conducive to growing many tomatoes… so I am envious. I am interested in the soil and the choices made to develop the nutrition in your environment. What methods are you using?

          You are so easy to talk to. Wish YOU all the best.

          Stay healthy… Robert

          • Good Morning Robert,

            I have a big plastic bin in which all the organic leftovers from the kitchen are put. After some 7 days it is full and taken to the vegetable garden and dug in.
            On the 1000 square meter field where 100 orange trees, some grapefruit, mandarins, and lemons are growing the leaves collected from the total property and the on the field growing weeds are plowed in a couple of times a year.
            There is a place where things are burnt so when the pile of ashes gets too big these ashes are put in a wheelbarrow and taken to the orange field.
            Then there is a huge, very old, compost hill, ideal earth to use for flower pots and also when some new fruit trees are planted. A big hole is dug, like 1-meter diameter and at least half a meter deep, to be filled with this good earth for the young fruit tree.

            Regards, Taetske

          • Good Morning Taetske,
            Thanks so much for the reply.

            Wonderful to hear all the work you are doing :).

            I can visualize your place and the love that you give the ground entrusted to you. Your efforts are appreciated by many that will never met you. Keep me abreast of how you are doing.

            So many aspire to be giving the same love you are giving to the earth which is previous times would be called responsibility. I hope there are still many that just take it that way. Tell me more.

            Really great to here from you!

            Robert

  2. GabeTheGreat369GabeTheGreat369

    Thank you so much for the great info!!

    Me and my wife have been wanting to switch over and get started in a more healthy lifestyle, but the price difference is always what seems to discourage us. It’s great to see that there are lots of great options out there.

    Thanks a lot for the great knowledge!

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Welcome.

      Thanks for the comment. Wonderful to here you both are making an important lifestyle choice. Your body and your future will be healthier. Stay tuned to learn more. Enjoy the experience of good health. Enjoy this article https://organichangout.com/how

  3. tracytracy

    Hi Robert,
    I live in Mexico and it is amazingly cheap to buy at the food markets. All fresh and organic too.
    I always feel that even eating healthier for a couple of days in a row makes a big difference to how I feel.
    Thank you for the lovely post. It has inspired me to do another couple of days of clean eating!

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Tracy.

      Thank you for the comment. Great to here about the markets in Mexico and the benefits you receive.

      I am even more excited to here your commitment to Healthy eating, particularly Organic. Be Healthy my friend.

  4. Melinda CurleMelinda Curle

    I think that the best advice in this article is to start your own organic garden. Otherwise, you really don’t know how your food was grown or treated. There are national standards, but things can get mislabeled or misrepresented. If you are purchasing food in a grocery store, there is no telling how long it has been in transit to get to the grocery store, which degrades the nutritional content of the vegetables.

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Melinda! Amen to your comment. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone everywhere had a garden of their own. What a different world it would be. Also, a significant dent would be made in healthcare. Imagine people taking pride in the food that they eat and the taste of fresh food.

      In the meantime, as you outlined there is much work to do in education and actively sharing the cautionary environment we live in. Imagine if we gave one slap to the government that worked. The current system which is the cause would save people and their health first. Don’t forget the millions of animals that would not be eaten that would have a safer & healthier environment as would the planet & plant life.

      I am not political but I am neighborly and it feels like someone is defecating quite regularly in my back yard. It just does not encourage my mowing the lawn knowing I have dodge things it my own back yard that someone else has put there. Ya Know.

      All the Best. Thanks for your comment. Looking forward to your next.

      Robert

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