BECOMA DietA Chapter by Sara Mercury
6 foods no one should do without
Everyone should be aware that the global economy is such that purchasing groceries and other provisions is next to impossible for some less fortunate people. So, with these people in mind (as well as the fact that I will soon be one of them!), I have decided to write this article on the six necessary foods that no one should do without.
If you find you don't have enough money to feed yourself very much, or else you have to eat whatever rations will buy; i.e., food stamps or government rations, and the like, these are the foods that you should invest your limited resources into so that you don't starve to death, or else delay starvation for as long as possible:
Beans. An excellent protein source that is not costly, but is full of fibre, vitamins and minerals, and contains good fats. Beans will serve as a meat substitute, in conjunction with ...
Eggs. They're not as costly as meat, but high in protein and necessary fats, and contain necessary vitamins and minerals for energy.
Cabbage. Fresh produce isn't cheap, but this food isn't as costly as some of the others. Just like beans, you can make a big pot of stewed cabbage and feed an entire family on it for days. It has fibre, vitamins and minerals, simple carbohydrates and is very filling.
Oats. They're cheap in abundance, and a whole food with fibre, vitamins and minerals. It will suffice as a complete super grain to replace all flour, breads and other more costly grains on the market so you can use your money to buy other necessary goods like ....
Milk. This precious white gold isn't vegetarian, and it's rather costly. But you must have the protein, carbohydrates, as well as the calcium and phosphorus that this food provides in order to survive. If you're like me and try not to drink milk and use milk substitutions for your calcium in stuff like almond or soy milk ... shame on us, really! These substitutions are not only processed foods, the calcium or other minerals they contain is added to the stuff once it's made! Milk - the real deal - has these vital nutrients naturally occurring within.
Apples. This is the one food no one should leave out of their diet. Fruit is as important as vegetables. Fruit provides a quick energy source when its needed, and apples are full of simple carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and fibre that will help keep you from starving to death.
All these foods should be purchased solely if that is all you can afford to buy. This is my own plan of action when I am no longer able to afford to buy food. What little money I have will be spent on all of the above items. I may eventually starve to death, but at least I won't starve to death immediately like those who will settle for things that come sold in tins.
© 2012 Sara Mercury
Added on March 23, 2012
Last Updated on March 23, 2012
From the Kitchen of Sara Mercury
Lake City, FL
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