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Study: Healthy Food too Expensive for Most Americans

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EASTON, Md.- A study by the journal Health Affairs shows that a healthy diet can be expensive for many families, leaving them unable to meet new nutritional guidelines.

New diet guidelines urge Americans to eat foods containing potassium, fiber, vitamin D and calcium. The recent study found eating those types of food could add a significant amount of money to yearly grocery bills for many families.

As a cost savings measure, some nutritionists urge their patients to eat frozen fruits and vegetables. They contain the same nutritional value and are often times less expensive than fresh produce. 

The study also said that the government should step in and help consumers eat healthier.

People who do not spend money on healthy foods are said to have higher intakes of saturated fats and sugar.

 

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