Around here, we miss weekly Minimalist videos and recipes on nytimes.com’s website. He teaches us a lot, but now Mark Bittman is dividing his time and talent with fewer videos and writing some good stuff under his new Times’ tab, The Opinionator, where he has a lot to say on some very timely food subjects.
His latest common sense approach to the world involves our country’s budget. In the attached read his logical, as always, approach to our thorny money problem. He titles it: How to Save a Trillion Dollars.
In short, he’s saying to us, “Would you rather be sickly and laboring in a country which is strapped and dogged by debt?” Or, “Would you like to enjoy much better health and live in a fairly prosperous country.” This calls for a remark containing the phrase, “no brainer.”
Bittman’s findings show we can save a trillion dollars if we get to where we can prevent disease (which is far less painful) rather than paying to treat disease. He’s referring to the biggies like diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and other conditions.
The answer to our seemingly out-of-control budget woes, Bittman states, is lifestyle. “A sane diet, alone, would save us hundreds of billions of dollars.”
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