Healthy Diets Don't Cost Much More Than Unhealthy Ones

12 Healthy Summer Diet Tips To Follow

The review and meta-analysis, published online on December 5, 2013, in BMJ Open, analyzed studies published from 2000 to 2011 on the retail prices of foods and diet patterns to determine the cost of a healthy diet compared with an unhealthy one. Food prices reported in the studies were adjusted for inflation and standardized to the international dollar. The review included 27 studies conducted in 10 countries. The data indicated that when comparing food-based diet patterns, the healthiest diets only cost approximately $1.48 more per day or $1.54 more per 2000 calories than unhealthy diets. When nutrient-based diet patterns were compared, healthy diets did not cost significantly more per dayan extra $1.56 per 2000 calories. The biggest price differences were seen between healthy and unhealthy meats and proteins. On average, healthier proteins cost $0.29 more per serving than less healthy alternatives. Cost differences per serving were smaller between healthy and unhealthy grains, dairy, snacks, and fats and were not significant for sodas and juices. The authors concluded that the study highlights the challenges and opportunities for reducing financial barriers to healthy eating. Related Articles For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found eating lean beef daily can help lower cholesterol as part of such a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. On average, a 3-ounce serving of lean beef is only 153 calories, yet it is a naturally rich source of 10 essential nutrients like protein, zinc and B vitamins. Research has shown that increasing daily high-quality protein intake, like that from beef, may optimize muscle strength and metabolism and improve overall health. A growing body of evidence also suggests muscle metabolism plays a role in the prevention of many chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease. More good news: Twenty-nine cuts of beef qualify as lean, including some of Americas favorites, like T-bones, sirloins and 95 percent lean ground beef. It goes to show you can have your beef and eat it, too! (Jason Zahn is president of the North Dakota Stockmens Association.) Copyright 2014 Bismarck Tribune. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Beef is a part of a healthy diet

For those of you who are on a weight loss programme, you need to make sure that the meals are balanced and have all the necessary proteins required to lose weight. WHY YOU SHOULD SWIM THIS SUMMER? Following a summer diet is essential to keep your body cool. During this season, it is also important not to consume heat induced foods as it will lead to complications such as constipation and skin outbreaks like acne and much more. Wondering how to stay healthy this summer, here are diet tips to keep you fit and active! 12 Healthy Summer Diet Tips To Follow 1/13 Hydrate Yourself During the hot summer months, heat and sweat leave your body dehydrated. Lack of water is harmful to your body, making you crave for food. For those of you on a weight loss regime, drink lots of water to keep the pangs away. 12 Healthy Summer Diet Tips To Follow 2/13 Friendly Fruits Fruits (visit site) is the best way to keep yourself healthy during summer. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit