We know that every family is on a budget and that cutting costs wherever possible is important to your family’s financial stability. However, there are some things that you just need to spend a little extra money which is healthy, super foods. Yes, it is cheap and less time consuming to run to McDonald’s and grab a cheese burger. However, your body is telling you not to.
It usually goes without saying that healthy, super foods are usually super expensive because they are organic and free-range. That is a pretty accurate statement. But not ALL healthy foods are expensive. There are definitely items in all grocery stores that are classified as super foods and have a minimal price tag.
A super food is basically a food that is low in caloric count and high in health benefits. These health benefits include protein, fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. The health-benefits to eating super foods regularly are off the charts, and we can’t even begin to tell you how they will affect your Health Insurance. We have found some super foods that everyone should add to their basket while they are at the grocery store, and the best part? THEY ARE INEXPENSIVE!
Fish- Not all fish is expensive. Sure, if you buy fresh salmon it is going to run a bit pricey, but white frozen fish is really good and contain a lot of health benefits. Fish are high in protein and vitamin D, they are also the world’s best source of omega-3 fatty acids which are essential to a healthy brain.
Beans- Beans are a great price. Often, you can find coupons for different types of beans in flyers. They are high in protein and dietary fiber. And there are so many options to choose from, so why don’t you eat beans?
Blueberries- Blueberries are probably one of the best fruits you could add to your diet. They are packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants that all support the health of your heart. You don’t need to always buy them fresh either; frozen blueberries do just the trick.
Sweet Potatoes- Sweet potatoes are packed with fiber that will give you long-lasting energy and steady levels of blood sugar. That’s not all, they are also dirt cheap.
Lentils- Like beans, lentils contain fiber and protein, while they are also cheap. However, they take way less time to prepare and don’t need to be presoaked.
Oats- Oats are a fantastic way to get soluble fiber into your diet at a low cost. Just steer clear of the pre-packaged oatmeal that is loaded with sugar.
Try picking up some of these super foods next time you are at the grocery store. They are packed with all things good for you and won’t cost you and arm and a leg.
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