In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.
This is one of the great myths about healthy eating -- ranking right up there with the fallacy that eating healthy doesn't taste good. It's more economical to cook a fresh, healthy meal than to eat junk food.
As a weight loss surgeon who has worked with thousands of patients, I still learn something from them every day, and I've seen over the years what small steps people take to lose weight and keep it off.
Marketers tout exotic superfruits as being able to do everything from boost energy to increase immunity and even improve mental function. Are superfruits really better for you than conventional fruits?