Nutrition News: The nutritional impact of grocery prices

counting money for groceriesFood prices and the cost of other necessities in Canada continued to rise throughout the first half of 2022, which led to an increase in food insecurity, with seven million Canadians experiencing it, according to Macleans.

Rising food insecurity can lead to a lack of proper nutrition, increasing the risk of serious long-term health complications like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. However, a CTV News story reports that certain grocery items, like peanut butter, are seeing price drops. As an affordable, pantry-staple food item in many Canadian homes, peanut butter offers nutritional qualities that can be beneficial to heart health, overall satiety, protein intake, healthy fats, fibre, and many vitamins and minerals necessary for the body’s growth and maintenance.