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Study shows that eating healthy costs doesn't cost more

10:53 AM, Oct 18, 2013   |    comments
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The idea that fruits and vegetables cost more than packaged snacks is not true, according to a new study from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Researchers studied the cost and calories of twenty popular snacks and nineteen side dishes -- half of which were fruits or vegetables.

They found the average price for a serving of fruit or veggies was thirty-four cents, while unhealthy packaged snacks cost sixty-seven cents.

The healthy snacks also had fewer calories -- for example -- three oreos have one hundred sixty calories while a half cup of cantaloupe has twenty-five.

Experts say eating seasonal fruits and vegetables can drive costs down.

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