Fruits And Vegetables Are Better Than Unhealthy Food Case Study

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However, Fruits and vegetables are cheaper than unhealthy foods by portion size (Hellmich 1). Do not let Kraft know this though. It is simple to supply your body with the nutrients it needs on a budget. Actually, it is cheaper than buying premade food. According to Hellmich many of the healthiest superfoods on the market are extremely inexpensive items like, beans and brown rice. These two ingredients are the base of a lot of dishes such as pastas, stews, soup, salads, and even some breads. Since the supermarkets get to control what prices certain items are sold there tends to be bias. Unfair measure of price is non-fat milk, which is higher in price per calorie compared to 2% (Hellmich 1). This then pushes naive people towards the lesser …show more content…
Two cups of broccoli doesn’t even equal one ounce of chips. It only equals one hundred calories which is more than most eat in one sitting (Hellmich 1). When given this fact it is clear to see the vegetable is the more cost effective option. This is not the only case in which this can be observed. Hellmich gives even more examples of healthy food that are cheaper per portion include onion, carrots, pinto beans, potato, bananas, OJ, and lettuce. This is compared to soft drinks, ice cream, chocolate candy, sweet rolls, fried chicken, and French fries which are more expensive. Andrea Carlson who is an economist and the co-author of the report from the US Dept. of Agriculture made the statement, “Like every food group there are cheap veggies and fruits, and pricey ones” (Hellmich 1). The cheapest healthy food according The Hellmich include Grains like bread, oatmeal, and rice by portion and weight. The most expensive of the meat is chicken and fish. When given this information eating healthy and making food at home does not sound as …show more content…
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