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16 Ways to Eat Healthy While Keeping it Cheap

Post by nickcole on Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:23 pm

16 Ways to Eat Healthy While Keeping it Cheap

Eating healthy is important. Eating healthy:

* Lowers disease risks
* Increases productivity
* Gives you more energy
* Makes you stronger

You probably think eating healthy is expensive. Iíll be honest ó it is. But there are tricks to keep it low cost. Here are sixteen ways to eat more healthy while keeping it cheap.

What is Healthy Food? Before we start, letís define healthy food. It consists of:

* Protein. The building blocks of muscles, needed for strength.
* Fat. A balanced intake of omega 3, 6 & 9.
* Veggies. All kinds, especially green fibrous veggies.
* Fruit. Full of vitamins.
* Water. 1 liter per 1000 calories you expend.
* Whole grain food. Oats, rice, pasta, breads, Ö

On with the tips.

1. Switch to Water. I drank huge amounts of soda daily for more than 15 years. Then I started Strength Training and switched to water:

* Itís healthier
* Itís cheaper

Quit the soda & drink water. Take a bottle wherever you go.

2. Consume Tap Water. Check the price of water on your tap water bill. Now check the price of bottled water. Quit a difference, isnít it? So why are you buying bottled water?

* Cleaner? Not necessarily.
* Better taste? No, simply a matter of Adaptation.

Bottled water companies get their supply from the same source you do: municipal water systems. Itís like selling ice to Eskimos. If you donít trust the quality of tap water, filter it yourself. I use a Brita Pitcher. One $7 filter cleans 40 gallons water.

3. Eat Eggs. I always have eggs at breakfast:

* Full of vitamins
* High in proteins
* Low in price

Donít believe the Eggs & Cholesterol myth. Dietary cholesterol is not bound to blood cholesterol. Want to make it cheaper? Buy a chicken.

4. Eat Fatty Meats. Fatty meats are cheaper & more tasty than lean meats. You think itís not healthy? Check the Fat Myths:

* Fat doesnít make you fat, excess calories do
* You need a balanced intake of fats: omega 3, 6 & 9

Iím on the Anabolic Diet, I buy beef chuck instead of sirloin.

5. Get Whey. The cheapest source of protein. 70$ for a 10lbs bag lasting 4 months. Nothing beats that. Use whey in your Post Workout Shake to help recovery.

6. Tuna Cans. Canned tuna is cheap & contains as much protein as meat. Alternate tuna with eggs, meat & whey. Youíll easily get to your daily amount of protein.

7. Buy Frozen Veggies. I mostly buy frozen veggies:

* Take less time to prepare
* You donít waste money if not eaten in time
* Can be bought in bulk for discounts & stored in your freezer

If you can afford fresh veggies, then do it. I go frozen.

8. Use a Multivitamin. Pesticides lower the vitamin levels of your fruits & veggies. Two solutions:

* Buy organic food. Expensive.
* Use a multivitamin. $10 a month.

Choose what fits your wallet best. I take the multivitamin.

9. Fish Oil. Omega-3 is found in fish oil. Benefits of omega-3 consumption include:

* Lowered cholesterol levels
* Decreased body fat
* Reduced inflammation

You need to eat fatty fish 3 times a week to get these benefits. Time consuming & expensive, I know. Try Carlsonís Liquid Fish Oil with Lemon flavor. One teaspoon daily. Youíll be ok.

10. Buy Generic Food. The box might be less attractive, itís certainly more attractive to your wallet. Brand-name food will always be more expensive. Youíre paying for the name. Get real. Food is food. Go generic.

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Post by Taz on Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:24 am

Excellent post! Thanks Nickcole!!
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Post by Busty Assassin on Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:10 am

I always buy frozen vegetables, much cheaper and they don't go off. Much better for the environment as there's less waste.
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Post by Garthy on Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:16 am

[quote:3948="Busty Assassin"]I always buy frozen vegetables, much cheaper and they don't go off. Much better for the environment as there's less waste.[/quote]
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yes and you still get the benefit of the essential vitamins and minerals!
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Post by jimjordan365 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:54 am

nice post!.
thanks for sharing this useful information.

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Post by griffithLion on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:10 pm

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