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Processed Food: Why Is It Suddenly Cheaper to Eat Out?”

Processed Food: Why Is It Suddenly Cheaper to Eat Out?”

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  • Food prices have been rising at 2.5 times the rate of prices for restaurant meals, which, a new report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch found, may mean it’s cheaper to eat out than eat at home
  • Grocery stores tend to pass food price increases directly to the consumer, whereas restaurants offset costs by buying food in bulk or reducing wages
  • Even if you can theoretically get a restaurant meal for less than you can buy it in a grocery store, the quality of the food is more than likely questionable, thereby negating much of its “value”
  • Food cannot be judged by sticker price alone; its nutritional content must be taken into account for its overall value to be determined
  • Food you prepare at home will nearly always be superior, nutrition-wise, to restaurant food, and you can eat at home affordably (even in the wake of rising food prices) by becoming resourceful and planning your meals

By Dr. Mercola

Americans spend nearly 4.5 percent of their paychecks on dining out, an amount that has been rising steadily since 2009.


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