Eating on $230 USD

per month, super healthily, using little preparation time.

Caveat: not necessarily focused on "good taste."

 

"The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition."  

     -Thomas Edison

Sorry, Mr. Edison, that future has not arrived yet. But, if it had, something like the following would be the doctor's prescription.

Most of us believe that eating for the best health is expensive. Let me show you how you can spend much less (just $8 a day) than you're spending now and yet eat more healthily than 99% of Americans eat.

Unless you're the rare exception, your diet is calorie rich and micronutrient poor. Our chronic diseases (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and more) are caused by this malnutrition. Over 60% of calories consumed by Americans come from calorie-rich, micronutrient-poor processed foods.

The key to excellent health lies in eating unprocessed, high-micronutrient foods from the food groups of greens, onions, mushrooms, berries and fruits, beans, seeds and nuts.

To illustrate the point, the following "menu" is for one day of eating (2058 calories) using totally unprocessed, high micronutrient foods. Except for fresh apples, cabbage, frozen kale, and onions, all items were priced on Amazon.com (June, 2019).

Cabbage, fresh

Quantity

16 ounces

Cost

Calories

$0.62

118

Kale, frozen

Quantity

8 ounces

Cost

Calories

$1.04

112

Onions, fresh

Quantity

8 ounces

Cost

Calories

$0.53

91

Lentils, dried

Quantity

2 ounces

Cost

Calories

$0.19

130

Mixed beans, dried

Quantity

2 ounces

Cost

Calories

$0.25

135

Walnuts, raw and shelled

Quantity

2 ounces

Cost

Calories

$0.75

371

Peanuts, raw and shelled

Quantity

2 ounces

Cost

Calories

$0.38

324

Sunflower seeds, shelled

Quantity

2 ounces

Cost

Calories

$0.69

320

Mushrooms, dried

Quantity

1/2 ounces

Cost

Calories

$0.50

50

Goji berries (wolfberries), dried

Quantity

1 ounce

Cost

Calories

$0.87

105

-Mulberries, dried (replace goji berries, slightly less expensive)

Quantity

1 ounce

Cost

Calories

$0.53

80

-Blueberries, dried (replace goji berries, cost slightly more)

Quantity

1 ounce

Cost

Calories

$1.23

114

Apples, fresh

Quantity

2 medium

Cost

Calories

$1.11

163

Sardines, canned in water

Quantity

1 ounce

Cost

Calories

$0.31

49

Cocoa powder

Quantity

1 ounce

Cost

Calories

$0.47

84

Vinegar, apple cider

Quantity

1 ounce

Cost

Calories

$0.29

6

Totals

-

-

Cost

Calories

$8.00

2058

  • Steam, boil, or microwave these food to taste.

  • Soak greens and fruits in a baking-soda bath for 20 minutes to remove pesticides (one teaspoon baking soda for two cups of water).

  • Soak nuts, lentils, and beans overnight. This removes phytic acid, tannins, pesticides, neutralizes enzyme inhibitors, and increases digestibility. It also reduces flatulence often produced by beans.

  • Make hot "chocolate" with the cocoa powder.

  • Sprinkling vinegar over your food, not only adds taste, but provides many additional health benefits.

Short of finding ways for your Now to be happy with eating super nutritiously, you no longer have any excuse to not move ahead in creating vibrant health. Of course, this is just one day's possible menu. Staying within these guidelines, you can create many healthy variations for about $8/day (USD). For additional information on super immunity, check out this book.

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