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Old 09-04-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Eliminate junk food from your diet goes a long way, as it reduces the likelihood of obesity, Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and the like.

Actually, eliminating anything with the various artificial sweeteners (so-called zero calorie or very low calorie sweeteners), it turns out, also reduces the likelihood of obesity, especially if you do not add sugar or honey as a substitute for the artificial sweeteners.

Lowering the odds of acquiring diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease are definitely "frugal."
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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It's what you buy, not where you buy it. Green beans are green beans whether from a garden, Aldi, or Whole Foods.
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:12 PM
 
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Old world saying is that good health comes thru the mouth, in oder words watch what you eat and eat healthy.
Saving on food and going shoping in those discount stores is worst thing you can do to your self and your health.

Never save on food quality, eat organic produce as much as possible, stay away from products in the bag, like chips and etc. Eath fresh vegetables, fruits, wild caught fish, ( stay away from farmed fish, eath organic veggies and fruits ), nuts, drink fresh juices, eath garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper.

Save and live frugal on everything else if you want, but don't do it on food quality. Buy only quality food and stay away from proceseed foods if you want to avoid Cancer in the future.

Good Luck!!!
I honestly think if people would just avoid the processed and junk foods, and reduce (not necessarily eliminate) meat/poultry consumption, and not worry so much about organics, obesity and diabetes, and much heart disease and cancer would just go away.

Problem is, a lot of people aren't doing even the most basic things.
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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There is nothing wrong with farm raised fish. Farm raised fish is often superior in quality to price similar alternatives Take salmon for instance. Farm raised salmon is excellent. Sockeye and lesser salmons? EHHH
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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Of all the advances in science, it is sad that nutrition is about in the bottom of the barrel with limited advancements in understanding and limited information for consumers.


There are a great many reasons for this. Quite a few are due to the Federal government. First the Department of Agriculture has a mandate to act as a trade group promoting the agricultural industry. It is not involved with sorting through the scientific literature or doing objective studies. It is a government sponsored trade group.


There is another big issue with the FDA mandates. The FDA has a don't ask, don't tell policy when it comes to most issues involving nutrition and vitamins and nutritional supplements. If the seller's claims get too far afield the FDA requires that the seller include a disclaimer that the product does not diagnose or treat disease. Otherwise there is a strict hands off policy. A good example would be the claims for "free radical busting antioxidants". Hardly anyone understands what a free radical is or the definition of an antioxidant, but the claims sound good. And there is a sort of vague scientific justification based mainly on conjecture. The idea that you can ingest these antioxidants and have some protection from cancer is a long way from being proven.


Surely we understand that proper nutrition would mean eating foods that total out to a reasonable daily caloric intake. So we should be able to look up some calorie information as part of building a diet. Turns out even that basic scientific information is all but missing. Caloric content is based on placing food products in a bomb calorimeter and burning them. You could equally find the caloric content of a piece of firewood but that does not mean we could digest and use those calories. It is all very sad but I am merely describing the tip of the iceberg. For years I was involved in trace mineral research. If you think the understanding of a calorie seems a little crude, you cannot begin to imagine how little we know about vitamin and mineral requirements.


So the OP wants us to avoid saving money on food. He/she has a whole big list of foods that might be good or bad for us. I wonder where they got their knowledge of nutrition or for that matter where any of us can look for reliable information.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Eliminate junk food from your diet goes a long way, as it reduces the likelihood of obesity, Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and the like.

Actually, eliminating anything with the various artificial sweeteners (so-called zero calorie or very low calorie sweeteners), it turns out, also reduces the likelihood of obesity, especially if you do not add sugar or honey as a substitute for the artificial sweeteners.

Lowering the odds of acquiring diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease are definitely "frugal."
It seems to me that eating healthier food is the frugal way to eat.
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:55 PM
 
Location: The World
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No reason to stop there, not really.

$400/month is roughly $13.33/day, or roughly 2X what it cost us to feed a family of 7. A 15% increase would be around $72,000 in a century.

You know how to really exaggerate this and make it look super big is to factor in compounding interest for that century.



Do you have cable? Want to see what you cable is costing you, per century? I bet that is a bigger number.

Anyway that you want to exaggerate this, we can make a contest to exaggerate it more.

Don't be ridiculous.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Don't be ridiculous.
I am not. 15% is still 15%. Whether you look at the numbers from one-day, one-week or one-century. 15% is still 15%



When I have seen how much some people are paying on their cable and data packages, I can not imagine they have much ground to stand on to complain about spending money on food.

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Old 09-07-2016, 09:02 PM
 
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I do tend to buy the "Dirty Dozen" ( list of fruits and vegetables that tend to carry a higher rate of toxins if not bought organic) even though there are people who argue this list is valid.


Organic wine seems to taste better and has less of an unpleasant after effect due to them containing naturally occurring sulfites.


Other than that I try to go with antibiotic and growth hormone free meat and poultry and organic when the price is right.
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The title of this thread makes it sound as though we shouldn't buy quality at a reduced price.

Last year, I stopped at a farm stand just before they closed. The woman asked me if I wanted some eggplant. I'd gone there for tomatoes, so... Three eggplant for $1. They were about done and she wasn't going to sell any more that year. Did I like peaches? I love peaches! She gave me four peaches because they all had a small bruise. No one would buy them.
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