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Is a healthy diet more expensive?

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Apologies if this has been asked before, but with the cost of living crisis affecting everyone now might be a good time to ask it again.

My gut feeling is that it's cheaper to eat healthy - yes, a white loaf is cheaper than a wholemeal one for example, but a wholemeal slice is more filling than a white slice so theoretically the wholemeal loaf will last longer. And I could feed a family for a week for the cost of a fairly ordinary take away!!
Would love to hear other people's thoughts - does cost put you off eating healthy, or do you save a fortune by avoiding the convenience foods?
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  • bouicca21
    bouicca21 Posts: 6,531 Forumite
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    Eating healthily means less meat, more fish fruit and veg, but there are always choices to be made - eating Dover sole is going to cost way more than eating basa, rump steak costs more than ox cheek, Guinea fowl and pheasant cost more than ordinary chicken.

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