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oh my! who would a thought someone would take humor as dietary advice?

It's not that I don't have a sense of humor, but I've seen people-- both starving students and just starving people-- try to live this way... Very scary. Not good for you at all.

Having been extremely broke at times, I'm conscious of the fact that people who really are at the bottom-- not just starving students, but starving people, by US standards-- resort to this kind of thing to keep their kids' bellies full. I make a point of donating to food drives a couple times a year-- lots of canned vegetables, lots of canned tuna and canned chicken and sardines and oatmeal, lots of beans and rice (white or brown), lots of canned soups (whatever is on sale)... $100 worth of groceries can go pretty far on relatively healthy and palatable food without resorting to ramen. I think of ramen as truly the last resort of those who don't know any better. (It is nice as an occasional junk-foody snack, but that's about it.)

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