Eating healthy on a budget?
Is that even possible? YES!
Healthy food can be expensive. Therefore, it can be difficult to eat well when you’re on a tight budget. However, there are many ways to save money and still eat whole, single-ingredient foods. Take a look at some of these powerhouse super foods packed with what you need to be eat healthy.
- Tomato sauce-It is loaded with lycopene, which makes your skin look younger and keeps your heart healthy. In fact, a Harvard study found that women with the most lycopene in their blood reduced their risk of a heart attack by 34%!
- Steel cut oats-These are less process than traditional oats, digested more slowly, thus keeping you full until lunch time.
- Spinach- One half cup contains 5X the daily amount of vitamin K, which helps blood clot and builds strong bones
- Canned pumpkin- It is filled with natural cancer fighters alpha- and beta-carotene.
- Brown rice- top source of magnesium, which your body needs to undergo over 300 chemical reactions such as converting food to energy and building bones)
- Berries: such as strawberries (may help halt the growth of cervical cancers) , and blueberries (improve brain function)
- Bran flakes- whole grains help your heart to stay healthy and keep you slim
- Black beans-contains protein, fiber, and flavenoids (helps your arteries relax and stay pliable)
- Sunflower seeds-1/4 cup of these will help fight off infection and contains a half days worth of vitamin E
- Bananas- has good-for-you fiber and a resistant starch that helps you slim down
- Baked potatoes- high doses of potassium
- Greek yogurt- it has twice the protein of regular yogurt
- Dried tart cherries- help control blood sugar, reduce insulin and lower cholesterol.
- Tea: green and black- both green and black tea can help prevent hardening of the arteries
- Peanut butter- contains an amino acid that is good for your heart, also good source of protein
- Grapes: are the leading source of resveratrol, the plant chemical responsible for the heart-healthy benefits of red wine.
- Nuts: Besides being packed with protein, most nuts contain at least some of these heart-healthy substances: Unsaturated fats.
- Canola oil-heart healthy and contains two different kinds of vitamin E
- Oranges– one orange delivers an entire’s day worth of vitamin C, as well as calcium and folate
- Turkey breast-low on calories but delivers a protein punch
- Eggs-eating eggs for breakfast paired with a low-fat diet, can help you slim down and stay healthy!
Go ahead, fill up on these nutrient packed foods—they can help you fight disease, feel more energetic and even lose weight.