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Studies: Money talks when it comes to eating healthier, losing weight

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Sales of salad more than tripled when HealthPartners slashed the price of its cafeteria salad bar by 50 percent, according to a news release.

The Bloomington-based health insurer and care provider said roughly 86 percent of workers who respond to a survey increased the number of times they ate leafy greens during the study.

“As the Mediterranean Diet points out, we know that salads with nuts, olive oil and vegetables can help reduce cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to choose these healthier options when you can,” Dr. Thomas Kottke, MD, a HealthPartners cardiologist and lead researcher for the salad bar study, said in a statement. “Having a salad at lunch is a great way to get three out of your five daily servings of fruits and vegetables.”

A Mayo Clinic study released last week also found people who received financial incentives were more likely to lose weight than those who were not offered cash to give up calories.

“The take-home message is that sustained weight loss can be achieved by financial incentives. The financial incentives can improve results, compliance and adherence," lead study author Dr. Steven Driver said in a statement.

Hear from Dr. Driver below:

Click here, to learn more about Mayo's study.

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