For anyone who has ever used the excuse that eating healthy is too expensive, here are 10 super cheap and super healthy foods that will fit into any budget !
The vitamins, minerals, and health-enhancing antioxidants like fiber, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids found in Kale help get rid of harmful compounds though to cause serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease. At 60 cents a cup, you can afford to be cautious!
At 43 cents a serving and high concentration of beta carotene, sweet potatoes are an incredibly cheap beauty product! Beta carotene has not only shown to help every cell in the body stay healthy, but also neutralizes wrinkle and reduces skin damaged from the sun by helping to generate new skin cells. The potato is also packed with fiber and energizing B-vitamins.
Dried cranberries rank among the highest antioxidant contents of any fruit, which means they may help reduce cancer and heart disease risk, plus prevent urinary tract infections! All that for a couple quarters a cup? Eat them as a snack or mix them into salads or cereals for a healthier meal!
One eight-ounce glass of milk, which costs about 25 cents, is chock-full of nine essential nutrients, many of which most of us fall short, including bone-building calcium, heart-healthy potassium, and vitamin D.
Costing just 13 cents a cup, pinto beans are a great addition to any chili and boast the highest antioxidant count of all beans! They’re also loaded with protein, fiber, and B vitamins!
Eggs are only 70 calories and cost less than a gum ball! At about 20 cents each they're one of the healthiest bargains around. Not only are they loaded with protein and antioxidants, eggs are a top dietary source of a vitamin called choline, which has been shown to promote brain health.
Black tea only costs a nickel a bag and is worth every penny. The cheap beverage contains protective compounds called flavanoids that neutralize health-damaging particles called free-radicals, which help the health of every cell in our bodies.
Simple rolled oats are packed with essential minerals like immune-boosting zinc, magnesium, and iron as well as those flavanoids we mentioned above. Oh yeah, and fiber…lots and lots of fiber.
Canned salmon may not be as appealing as fresh salmon, but if provides all of those healthy benefits you may have seen us writing about before. A 4 oz. portion of salmon provides a day's worth of omega-3 fatty acids, plus your daily dose of Vitamin D.
Not only are mango's one of the tastiest, juiciest fruits around, but with one cup providing 80% of your vitamin C daily value, plus 25% of your vitamin A, 7% potassium and 3 grams of fiber, they're one of the healthiest! Plus you get all these benefits in one cup, which can cost as low as 50 cents.
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