Hello Loyal Soup People! As most of you know, I’m a big proponent of eating a primarily plant-based diet. Putting aside the benefits for the earth and animals, study after study shows that filling your plate with plant-based foods provides incredible health benefits. However, there is a popular belief that eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables can be extremely costly. This could not be further from the truth. A new study conducted by the Miriam Hospital and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank proves the exact opposite.
This important study found that a plant-based diet that included up to four tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day yielded an annual saving of almost $750 per person, versus the lowest cost version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s My Plate diet. The plant-based diet used in the study included many more servings of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains than the My Plate version. The study confirmed that high consumption of fruits and vegetables was inexpensive, while high consumption of meat is considerably more expensive.
It turns out that eating a plant-based diet is good for your health AND your wallet! Great news all around!
*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!