To give you a singular, direct answer to what is the healthiest and cheapest food to eat daily… It’s something that may surprise you, it’s often overlooked, and it’s none of what you see below
Beans are the single healthiest food and it is a staple in the diet of the longest-lived people in the world. Studies show that in Blue Zones of the world (areas with the highest concentration of 100–year olds) people eat 4x as much beans as we do.
Just by eating one cup per day you are consuming the most potent longevity supplement available. Best of all Beans are CHEAP…and you can consume beans of every type to gain this benefit which may include:
- White beans
- Black beans
- Pinto beans
- Garbanzo beans
- Fava beans
- Black eyed peas
They are the ultimate superfood simply because they have the ideal mix of protein (21%), complex carbs (77%), and fat (under 5%). They are high in fiber and contain more nutrients per gram than any other food on planet Earth.
They also lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, support digestion, and boost heart health.
So take your choice…they’re all good.
Cheapest and Healthiest Food Pairings for Beans:
If these items are purchased in bulk grain they can be very cost effective, therefore I have listed them in order in which you may find them cheapest (least nutritious) first up to higher priced (most nutritious).
Parboiled Rice – Also known as converted rice which alters the nature of the starch resulting in transparent grains that are less stickier and better separate than white rice after cooking. Some of the nutrients transfer from the hull into the grain which makes it nutritionally superior to white rice. In fact, it is 80% similar to brown rice in nutritional structure.
Brown Rice – This healthy grain of rice retains the inner seed coating (rice bran), giving it a nuttier flavor and chewier texture. This layer provides additional dietary fiber and digests slowly to make you feel fuller. When you sub-out white rice and sub-in brown rice you’ve brought a whole grain power player into your diet game.
Quinoa – A gluten-free super grain previously consumed by the Inca Empire. Contains all 9 essential amino acids. High in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, Vitamin E, and various other antioxidants. Available in varieties of white, red, and black.
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