Healthy eating not as expensive as many think, study says

(WJLA) - Eating healthy is widely regarded as an expensive proposition, as those who make their best efforts to do so find themselves stretching their grocery dollars to afford healthy options.

Harvard researchers, though, would like to debunk that notion.

Researchers at the Massachusetts university scoured 27 studies to pinpoint the real cost of healthy eating, and they found that the difference between purchasing nutritious options over less-healthy counterparts boils down to just $1.50 per day.

When the study looked at various food categories, they found that the biggest price differential came in the meat department, but when it comes to dairy, the difference is quite small.

Doctors say that it's worth paying that little extra to avoid obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.