photo of different bean types, by Stuti -Creative Commons licenseWe think that healthier food is always more expensive, but now we can drop that misconception and be free of excuses keeping us from a healthier diet.

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that switching to healthy foods can actually cut your grocery bill.

Start by swapping red meat for grains and beans. Beans are cheap and packed with folate, iron, and protein—and bonus!—they can drop your risk for cardiovascular disease by 25 percent if eaten in lieu of meat, says the study.

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  1. it helps the planet feed itself too. in that a much (i think 4x or thereabouts) smaller area of crop is needed to feed people. think, if we were all vege, or even just more of us, the whole world need never starve again.

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