Nutrition and lifestyle-related diseases are some of the leading morbidities among the Hungarian population. People who want to lose weight often complain that healthy diet is expensive. Our aim was to quantify the costs of three different types of diet for a three-day period. We compared "traditional Hungarian", low energy, and diabetic diets, considering both energy content and expenses related to lifestyle. According to our estimation: diabetic (including medication) and "traditional" Hungarian diets were the most expensive. Low energy diet proved to be the most cost-effective despite the extra expenditures of higher physical activity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science