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How not to get malnutrition, or, help me create the ultimate grocery list

Seen over at MetaFiler (thanks Katie!): “I’m moving out next year, and while I do know how to cook, I am pretty clueless when it comes to a healthy diet. I’ve eaten Chinese food all my life and I get a pretty even portion of meats and vegetables and fruits, but since I will be doing my own shopping next year… What I’m looking for is a complete (or pretty damn good) list of all/most essential nutrients, and which foods contain them. Ideally, I could eat all the items on the list over a month/two months and at the end of the year end up well-nourished and scurvy-free.”