The nutritionist told us how to eat tasty, right, and cheap. Meanwhile, you can replace some expensive products in the diet without damage.
Many people believe that a healthy diet is expensive. However, there are ways to make it affordable by just choosing a budget substitution for some foods required for a balanced diet.
It is considered that the source of whole grains important for a healthy diet is exclusively wild rice or quinoa. However, you can replace them with more affordable cereals. For example, bulgur, buckwheat, barley, oats, millet, or spelled.
Moreover, according to the specialist, you should pay attention to bread made from wallpaper flour (coarse grinding), oatmeal, barley, and rye flakes of long cooking, as well as loaves.
According to the specialist, quite an expensive redfish you can replace with Atlantic herring, mackerel, rainbow trout, sea bass, flounder, grouper, or seafood. They are also rich in omega-3 acids, like their expensive analog.
The specialist told which oil is better to choose for cooking: refined or animal origin is for frying, unrefined one – for salads.
It is just necessary to include vegetables, fruits, and berries in the diet. They provide the body with the necessary vitamins and fiber. At the same time, in order not to splurge on them, you should choose seasonal products. Moreover, you can freeze fruits and berries or buy already frozen ones. They will be cheaper than a fresh alternative.
The nutritionist also stressed that you should not chase “superfoods”, for example, coconut sugar or cherry flour. Such products have a minimal advantage over analogs, while they are more expensive. He noted that they can even be dangerous. So, a person can eat more “healthy sweets” and eventually gain more calories.
It is recommended to pay attention to ionic magnesium chloride, which is very necessary for our body, but it is often not enough in modern products.