Is it true that healthy eating is expensive?


Healthy eating provides our body with the necessary minerals and vitamins and normalizes the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, and heart. In addition, it improves skin, hair, teeth, and nails condition.

But many of us still believe healthy eating is boring, difficult, and expensive. At the same time, we forget that there is a large list of simple, tasty, and affordable products: whole grain cereals, whole grain bread, sour-milk products, durum wheat pasta, lean meats (chicken, turkey, beef), fish, vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts, dried fruits, ground coffee and green tea (no sugar), spices, vegetable oils, dark chocolate, marshmallows and marmalade (no sugar).

In 2013, scientists studied how expensive it is to eat healthy food. It turned out that only $1.5 per person is added to the usual cost of your food. Not a high price to pay for your health, isn't it?

Here are some ways you can save money and still eat healthily.

1. Go to the grocery store with a plan

Plan your meals and buy food according to this plan. So you won't have to run to the store in the middle of the week or throw away spoiled food. In addition, you will be less tempted to have dinner outside the house - usually, take-out or restaurant food is much more expensive.

2. Approach sales wisely

If your list does not have a product on sale today, skip by. Unless it's something you use regularly and that runs out. Don't stock up on food that might expire before you use it, no matter how attractive the discount might be.

3. DIY pre-prepped food

You can buy already peeled carrots. But do not forget that you will pay much more for this. You can cut fruits and vegetables, peel them and freeze them yourself. At the same time, the money will remain in your budget and not at the grocery checkout.

4. Buy only the food you will definitely eat

You don't need this purchase if you think, "maybe I'll eat this" when buying. Remember how many carrot sticks were left in the refrigerator until you threw them away? So instead, follow the grocery list and only put in your cart what you're going to eat this week with no exceptions.

5. Use a couponing app

The times of newspaper clippings are long gone, but coupons are still there for you. Many online grocery stores have apps where you can track bonus points and gain extra savings. Otherwise, launch a fast online coupon search and find various sites and resources.