Healthy eater? It's probably because you are rich

Eating well is increasingly become the preserve of the rich, according to a study showing that the price gap between healthy and unhealthy foods is widening.

Products officially designated as healthy by the Government now cost an average of three times more than less healthy alternatives, said the researchers, who tracked the prices of 94 key food and drink items between 2002 and 2012.

The study, published in the open-access resource Plos One, was carried out by the Centre for Diet and Activity Researches at the University of Cambridge.

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