One argument often trotted out as an excuse to healthy eating, is that healthy food costs more to buy than unhealthy food. This can be the case, but really depends on the food under consideration. Some health foods are expensive, and in particular health foods bought from a health food shop can be niche products and it might be expected that you pay a premium for these. However, fruits and vegetables should be considered the staple of any healthy diet and in general are relatively cheap. This is particularly the case for vegetables which can be very cheap. A 1 kg bag of carrots, a rich source of carotenoid antioxidants can cost as little as 50 p in the United Kingdom. Vegetables such as potatoes, turnips, parsnips and other root vegetables are also very cheap and can form the basis of stews and casseroles and provide significant health effects. Herbs and spices are also extremely high in antioxidants and are relatively cheap and can be added liberally to food to increase the nutritional value and beneficial effects.
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