Published on April 7th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor0
Healthy Eating and Drinking on a Budget
Food prices are on the rise, and it’s harder than ever to maintain a healthy diet. Here are some tips to get you going!
1. Commit to a Healthier Lifestyle
Make the commitment to stop drinking sugary drinks and eating recklessly throughout the day. Cutting soda completely out of your life may seem hard at first, but after about the 3-5 day mark, you may find yourself completely forgetting about the idea to even buy soda.
2. Approach the health food store with caution.
The second thing you need to do, or in this case need not to do, is go off and buy a bunch of health food without doing your research first. Health food can be very expensive and that fact alone may be the reason that you completely give up on your healthy diet. But fear not, as there are many work-arounds to getting great tasting food and drink on a budget!
3. Grow it yourself.
One thing you might consider is growing your own food.
Having a your own garden has many health benefits – and is very cost effective as well. You may have to spend a few bucks to get all the equipment you need, but after that your garden can become a money saving machine.
Not only will you be able to make homemade meals and drinks from homemade vegetables, but having in the garden calls for exercise and spending time outside on nice sunny days.
What makes having a garden so cost effective and so potentially healthy, is that it dramatically reduces the cost of juicing your own vegetables – something that can become extremely costly but many people still do because of the extreme health benefits that it provides. Juicing and drinking your own vegetables has several advantages over eating vegetables or drinking store bought juice, and different vegetables have different benefits.
For instance, cabbage juice, though not so tasty, is very rich in vitamin U and is widely known for its amazing ulcer healing capabilities, while juicing zucchini can help with bladder problems, can act as a body coolant, and is a good internal cleanser.
All vegetables have their own unique benefits, and the advantage of having your own garden is that you can grow vegetables, juice your own vegetable, and create new and unique recipes at will – all on a budget. Not to mention make tomato sauce, stir fry’s, and anything else that involves vegetables and eating.
Of course having your own garden isn’t something that everybody can do. Up next, we have a few tips for those who don’t have the time, space, or affinity for gardening…
This article was written by Philip Rudy. Philip helps to run and maintain www.MMun.com, which is a company that provides healthy drinks.
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