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Smarter food shopping
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
How to get the most out of your food budget while investing the most in your health.
Good nutrition doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Some of the healthiest foods at grocery stores also are some of the least costly.
"You don’t have to spend a lot of money to supply your refrigerator and pantry with the healthiest foods for regular meals, so you will rely less on takeout and unhealthy snacks," says Elisabeth Moore, a registered dietitian with Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. "If healthy food is more available and ready to eat, you will eat more of it."
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