How to Eat healthy and cheap

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What is Healthy Food? Before we start, let’s 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, …
On with the tips.

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

It’s healthier
It’s cheaper
Quit the soda & drink water. Take a bottle wherever you go.

– Consume Tap Water. Check the price of water on your tap water bill. Now check the price of bottled water. Quit a difference, isn’t 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. It’s like selling ice to Eskimos. If you don’t trust the quality of tap water, filter it yourself. I use a Brita Pitcher. One $7 filter cleans 40 gallons water.

– Eat Eggs. I always have eggs at breakfast:

Full of vitamins
High in proteins
Low in price

Buy Frozen Veggies. I mostly buy frozen veggies:

Take less time to prepare
You don’t 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.

– 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.

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

Lowered cholesterol levels
Decreased body fat
Reduced inflammation

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