Shopping for healthy foods can get pricey, especially at specialty health food stores. We’re always up for hearing good tips for saving money on groceries.
Today we’re sharing a great article via Health Magazine – 7 Ways to Save Money on Healthy Food. We hope you get some good ideas here:
7 Ways to Save Money on Healthy Food
Contrary to what you may have heard, eating healthy doesn’t have to be really expensive. A 2013 meta-analysis of 27 existing studies by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that healthiest diets only cost $1.50 more per day than the least healthy ones.
“Healthy food doesn’t have to be more expensive,” Heather Adams, a Seattle-based meditation and wellness teacher and writer, tells Health. “Fruits and vegetables that aren’t pre-cut can fill a bowl and a belly cheaper than a lot of processed foods.”
The $1.50 extra may not be a huge difference, but the numbers can definitely add up for those facing food insecurity. Accessibility to healthy foods remains an obstacle for many low-income families. A USDA study released in June found that 88% of individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), experienced difficulty accessing a healthy diet. The most common reason—reported by 62% of the participants—was the cost of healthy food.