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05 August 2011

Healthy eating is costly in the US

Eating healthier food can add almost 10% to the average American's food bill – and that is just to boost a single nutrient like potassium.

Eating healthier food can add almost 10% to the average American's food bill – and that is just to boost a single nutrient like potassium.

In an article in Health Affairs published, the researchers reported that eating more potassium, the most expensive of the four nutrients, can add R2579 to the average person's yearly food costs.

Eating guidelines are not economically relevant

 
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