• Anya

Is eating fruits and vegetables expensive?

Updated: Mar 9, 2020

“I would like to eat more fruits and vegetables… but they’re just too expensive!”

I hear this sentence so often in my consultations that I think it’s time to end this myth once and for all.

The truth is that healthy eating is much more affordable than what most people think.

And for those of you that don’t believe me, I’ve taken the time to compare specific items that wouldn’t be essential for health to your fruits and vegetables and, I’ve made a breakdown of the costs for each. The results speak for themselves.

But before jumping into it, let’s start by taking a look at what healthy eating actually means.

What does “eating healthy” mean?

Eating healthy is all about making the best choices for your health possible within your budget.

You don’t need to buy organic, you don’t need to eat exotic superfoods, you don’t need expensive supplements and you don’t need to avoid any food groups.

All you have to do, is make sure you include plenty of vegetables and fruits as the foundation of your diet. I’m not proposing anything new here. This is basic knowledge which is taught to many of us in school. Unfortunately, clever marketing has gotten us confused about food.

For the sake of this blog post, as from now on I will refer to eating healthy as eating more fruits and vegetables.

The price of a healthy diet is…

In this post, I compared two different types of shopping baskets :

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