There’s been a lot of talk about inflation, recessions, and everything in between. While we continue to face surging prices in gas and an inflation rate north of 8.6%, the question remains–what is the most recession-proof diet, and is keto expensive? Most people are not only trying to find the best ways to lose the extra 20 pounds they put on during COVID, but also the most economical way to do so.
Which Groceries Are Being Impacted by Inflation?
If we look at the consumer price index for all food, prices were 10.1% higher than just 12 months ago. At first, the estimated increase in meats, poultry, and fish, which is about 7.5%, seems quite alarming–especially for those of us eating keto, which tends to involve these items. Throw in the fact that there was a recent outbreak of the avian influenza that reduced the U.S. egg supply and drove an increase in egg prices above 10% and you might think we’re doomed in the keto space. Not so fast. Other areas that are getting highly impacted are fresh fruits (8-9%) and cereal and bakery products (7-8%).
One could argue that if you looked at foods commonly consumed on a keto diet, you could say that you are looking at 3-4% higher prices which might make someone think that a low-fat, low-protein, plant-based diet is the most recession-proof diet. However, besides the fact that a low-protein, plant-based diet would be detrimental to your muscle, brain, and overall health over time, we are forgetting one very important point.
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