Is Cost To Blame For People Not Eating Healthy?

These days more and more people may want to adapt healthier diets, but it seems there’s one big roadblock getting in the way – money. According to a new poll, 50% of Americans say they can’t really afford to eat healthy, with 55% saying the cost of healthy food forces them to choose unhealthy options.

When it comes to buying “organic,” 80% of folks say they would make such purchases if they could afford it. And apparently the idea of organic products really is appealing to most people with 75% of folks saying they would be more likely to buy something that was labeled “organic,” while 60% would likely buy something that said it was “all natural.”

But, it turns out, a lot of people don’t necessarily trust the labels they see on food products. In fact, only 20% of people completely trust the information on food labels, while 57% only partially trust the information. So, why is everyone so untrusting? Well, 20% of Americans blame their distrust on the recent foodborne illness outbreaks, like the recent romaine lettuce scare. 

Source: SWNS Digital

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