Poverty and Inexpensive Food Foes of Diabetes
While pasta, rice, and potatoes are necessary for energy, they offer very little nutrition. However, with a little effort a person can find inexpensive nutritional foods. The search for inexpensive nutrition begins in the produce section.
As you survey fruits and vegetables consider the affordable nutrition of:
- Sweet potatoes
Each area of the country will have different fruits and vegetables that are inexpensive. Furthermore, if you are willing to eat produce that is in season prices will be less expensive.
Another way to improve your meal health is upgrading your rice, potatoes and pasta to include more black beans and pinto beans. They are inexpensive, and they contain fiber and other nutrients absent in many traditional staples.
The Toronto Star article points out an alarming problem. A mother quoted in the story describes how she satisfies her appetite with food that is less nutritious and gives the kids more of the food containing the nutrients.
If you have a similar struggle in your life you may be able to improve your diet. With the help of black beans, whole-wheat bread, and some inexpensive vegetables you can get wholesome meals that help you to thrive.