Healthy Eating on a Tight Budget

Alexander Djerassi and Healthy Eating

Alexander Djerassi has a career in U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle East and North Africa. He is also into healthy eating and he knows how to eat healthy on a tight budget. He is well educated and is familiar with the lifestyles of 3rd world countries. He started his own business by the time he was 35, and is also a lawyer and a diplomat. He has a healthy eating plan, which is pretty basic, common sense, and inexpensive. It includes the following:

1. Fruits

2. Vegetables.

3. Lean protein.

4. Dairy.

5. Whole grains.

6. Olive, Avocado, and Hemp oil.

It puts limits on the following:

1. Saturated fats.

2. Added sugars.

3. Processed foods.

4. Refined carbs.

5. Sodium.

Since Alexander Djerassi works for the U.S. Government, he is well aware of what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for healthy eating are.

There are many benefits to a healthy diet, besides looking great:

1. Healthier heart.

2. Healthy blood sugar levels.

3. Healthy blood pressure.

4. Less pain and significantly less inflammation.

5. Less likely to develop a degenerative disease.

6. Mental health improves.

7. Better moods.

8. Better sleep.

9. Better digestion.

10. Live longer.

There are many diet plans to choose from:

1. Jump Start Diet.

2. Paleo Diet.

3. Protein Diet.

4. Intermittent Fasting.

5. Low Carb Diet.

6. Mediterranean Diet.

7. Atkins Diet.

8. Ketogenic Diet.

9. Diabetic Diet.

10. Military Diet.

11. Dash Diet.

All of these diets have something in common: Stay away from junk, drink lots of water, avoid simple carbs, lots of fiber, lots of protein, low fat, low calorie, and not overeating.

For those who want to lose weight, 1,300-1,500 calories a day is recommended.

Healthy eating on a budget is doable. It starts with having more home- cooked meals. Restaurants are expensive. Shopping at a grocery store on an empty stomach is not a good idea. A hungry person spends more. Eating less red meat, and going to leaner, less expensive options is a great idea. Plant based proteins and eggs are a good substitute. Cookies, cakes, donuts, soda pop, frozen pizzas, chips, frozen snacks are rather expensive and have little or no nutritional value.

The produce section is chock full of healthier options and is less expensive than junk food. There are also Farmer’s Markets, and Roadside Stands that have fresh produce during the harvest season. Having a backyard garden is good, too. What can be better than going to the backyard to get fresh food? Bumper crops can be frozen or canned at home.

Here is a list of 25 foods that are affordable and healthy:

1. Pinto Beans.

2. Eggs.

3. Almonds.

4. Peanuts.

5. Chicken breasts.

6. Black beans.

7. Lentils.

8. Garbanzo beans.

9. Tofu.

10. Pumpkin seeds.

11. Oats.

12. Canned salmon.

13. Canned tuna.

14. Whey protein.

15. Yogurt.

16. Cottage Cheese.

17. Milk.

18. Brown rice.

19. Whole wheat pasta.

20. Popcorn.

21. Quinoa.

22. Grapes.

23. Watermelon.

24. Bananas.

25. Kiwi.