Cleveland Clinic survey finds cost of healthy foods is biggest barrier to heart-healthy diet

According to a new Cleveland Clinic survey, 46% of Americans believe the cost of healthy food is the biggest barrier to a heart-healthy diet.

“A heart healthy diet is the cornerstone of how we lower the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said Leslie Cho, MD, cardiologist for Cleveland Clinic. “It’s really sad that in our economic times people feel that eating heart healthy is more expensive.”

Dr. Cho said buying healthier foods, like fruits and vegetables, doesn’t have to be expensive.

For example, you don’t need to buy organic.

“As long as we eat the rainbow of colors in your fruits and vegetables, that’s good for you and your cardiovascular health,” she explained.

Carmen Blackwell has more.
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