Thursday, August 4, 2011

Healthy Eating Can Cost Big $$$

A recent update of U.S. nutritional guidelines calls on Americans to eat more fresh foods containing potassium, fiber, vitamin D and calcium.
But for a typical consumer, the simple act of adding more potassium to your diet could tack on hundreds more dollars to your annual grocery bill, scientists reported Thursday in the journal Health Affairs.
As an example, for a family of four, to comply with the recommended guidelines, they’d have to spend an extra $1,500 annually. Technically there are cheaper ways to comply but overall Americans don’t know what foods provide the best nutritional bang for their buck!


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