Food costs affect Americans' health in a huge way, study shows

December 4, 2017

Originally published at Bustle:

The food you put in your body can have profound implications on your health. Consistently eating fresh, nutrient-rich food can decrease your risk of developing certain diseases, while consuming too much sugary or processed food increases those risks. But one barrier to eating fresh food like fruits and vegetables is that they're often higher in cost than less nutritious food, and it turns out that the cost of food itself can seriously mess with American's health. A new study looked at how lowering the costs of healthy foods and additional taxes on unhealthy foods could impact the death rate from diabetes, heart disease, or stroke in the United States, and what they found was startling. Read more: