Aussies are shunning expensive health food

A large number of Australians are putting their bodies at risk because they are shunning healthy foods.

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), too many people are failing to eat a balanced diet and are consuming far too much fatty produce.

One of the main reasons for this, the organisation stated, is the price of healthy groceries.

"The cost of healthy food is increasing at a faster rate than the cost of less healthy food, particularly in remote areas," commented spokesperson for the organisation Lisa McGlynn.

A recent study by Nielsen showed that many people are struggling to cope with their debt levels and a lot of Aussies have been forced to reassess their spending habits.

It appears that many are more concerned about keeping their bank accounts healthy rather than themselves.

The AIHW discovered that 90 per cent of Aussies over the age of 16 do not eat the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables each day.

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