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 superfoods packed with what you need to be 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 lunchtime.
- 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- the 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 flavonoids (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 a 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!
Fill up on these nutrient-rich foods. Stay within your budget and possibly help fight cancer or obesity at the same time.