Navigation Links
Eating healthy is cost effective

According to a recent research, individuals who claim that it is too expensive to eat a well-balanced diet may be surprised to learn that in the long term after one's eating habits have changed eating healthily may actually be cheaper than their current diet. The lead study author, Holie Raynor of the University of New York, suggested that a healthy diet does not have to be more expensive than a typical American diet. In fact, with time, the cost of a healthy diet may be less than a typical diet.//

Raynor and colleagues studied 30 families with at least one obese 8- to 12-year-old child. The families were put on a Traffic Light Diet, in which foods are classified on the basis of nutrient content. The diet encourages consumption of high-nutrient, low-fat "green" foods, including most fruits and vegetables, and slightly higher fat, also nutritious "yellow" foods while seeking to limit consumption of high-fat, less nutritious "red" foods to 15 or fewer servings per week.

On the whole, the researchers felt that the families greatly reduced their caloric intake and successfully changed their diet to meet current dietary recommendations. Further, the families greatly increased their intake of green foods, and decreased their intake of red foods. Servings of both red and green foods were found to be much more costly than servings of yellow foods, the authors note. Yet, similar to previous research findings, the daily cost of food remained the same at the 6-month follow-up as it was at the start of the treatment.

According to the report, the one-year follow-up, however, the families' daily food cost was much less than it was at the start of the treatment. We are not sure what caused the change in food cost. The change in cost did not seem to be related to the families' reduced caloric intake, or their reduced intake of red foods, although the amount of money spent on red foods decreased during the study period, the researchers note. They spe culate that the decreased cost may have resulted from the families' change in food choices and preparation.

According to this study, the author concludes that, views about the expenditureof a healthful diet should be addressed by practitioners so that negative beliefs about the cost of a healthful diet do not become barriers in the adoption of positive dietary changes.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Eating disorder in Diabetic girls lead to eyesight damage.
2. Eating disorders are hereditary
3. Eating disorder... a survey
4. Eating More Often May Help Lower Cholesterol
5. Eating chocolate makes you happy
6. Eating Greens fights cancer
7. Eating Fish Helps the Heart
8. Benefits of Eating Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables
9. Eating Fiber Reduces The Risk Of Heart Disease
10. Eating Fruits And Vegetables Found to Fight Endometriosis
11. Raw Food Eating Leads To Low Bone Density
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... An increase in wetter weather in ... plants, and along with that; a humdinger of an allergy season. A relief from ... an increase in misery-causing grass and weed pollen. , “Our patients have been ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... With a heatwave currently bearing down on Northern California pushing temperatures to ... Being swimsuit ready is easy with laser hair removal. , The process of summer ... burdensome routine when all you want to do is get out, dive in and cool ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2017 ... ... Fla., is now offering genetic testing for medications in select Florida and Texas ... of pharmacogenomics. , This new application of genetic testing recognizes the role ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... Ronkonkoma, New York (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... now joined the Dental365 family. Located at 217 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma, ... also open evenings and weekends so that visits to the dentist fit into ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Doorknobs are for convenience, deadbolts are for security. , ... dog or having an alarm system installed. But unless there is a working deadbolt ... owner of TX Premier Locksmith in Killeen, TX says: “In the majority of home ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/9/2017)... BRUSSELS and INDIANAPOLIS , ... people are living with diabetes. In a further effort ... benefit people affected by this condition, the International Diabetes ... LLY ) have come together for the second ... Environments and Systems programme (BRIDGES 2), reaffirming their commitment ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... , June 7, 2017  Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: ... two Phase 2 trials of its RSV F protein recombinant ... bearing age have been published in the journal ... been shared in prior scientific conferences). The Company previously announced ... 2014. Novavax is developing the RSV F Vaccine with the ...
(Date:6/2/2017)... , June 2, 2017  NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... care, today announced new findings demonstrating positive biochemical outcomes ... System One™. The data will be presented at ... Madrid, Spain . ... Improve Home Dialysis Network in Europe ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: