Eat Healthy Without Breaking The Bank

If you’re like millions of people, you resolved to eat healthier in the new year. We have all tried, at one point or another, to eat healthier. But what, exactly, does that mean? How is healthy defined?

Some people say to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meats and sweets. Unfortunately, fruits and veggies that are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides are not healthy. But aside from the debate about the importance of eating organic food, what would a healthy plate of food look like?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently converted its pyramid to “My Plate.”

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The U.K.’s National Health Service recommends “The Eatwell Plate.”

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And now, Harvard has come up with its own guidelines for healthy eating. And by my estimation, Harvard has hit a two-run homer in developing the “Healthy Eating Plate” and calculating “the cost of healthy eating.”