As many have long suspected, a healthy diet costs more than an unhealthy one -- about $1.50 more a day or $550 a year, according to a new study.
Malcolm Bedell/From Away Steak frites with Roquefort butter
Higher-quality meat accounts for much of that cost differential. Kale's cheap, and staples such as grains, dairy, snacks/sweets, juices/sodas and fats/oils don't tend to vary much in price.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed the prices of healthy foods and diet patterns, compared to less healthy options, from 27 studies in 10 countries. The study was published online yesterday in BMJ (British Medical Journal) Open.More »