Fantastic Affordable Foods For Healthier Eating On A Budget

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It's not always easy eating affordable food that tastes good and that is also good for you. Here are some simple but important affordable foods that you should make sure you're getting enough of in your daily diet: 

Fruits & Veggies

Eating five or more portions of fruits and veggies on a daily basis can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. Fruits and veggies are packed with minerals, vitamins, water, antioxidants, and fiber too, while being low in fat. 

Starchy Foods Such As Whole Grain Bread, Protein Pasta, Sweet Potatoes, & Brown Rice 

Starches are a great source of B-vitamins, energy and fiber and therefore should form the basis of many meals that you prepare. It’s advised to opt for higher-fiber, wholegrain varieties of starchy food, along the lines of brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and potatoes with the skins left on. Not only are these low in fat and high in fiber, but they are also excellent sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals. These food choices are also very frugal to purchase in bulk.

Milk And Dairy Foods, Such As Low Fat Cheese And Greek Yogurt 

Dairy products are important affordable and bioavailable sources of calcium, needed by the body as a helping hand to build strong bones, as well as Vitamin D, which the body requires to help it absorb calcium and thus strengthen bones. If you need to opt for dairy alternatives, choose varieties which are unsweetened, lower in fat, and calcium-fortified. 

Beans, Lentils, And Peas 

Legumes all make for excellent alternatives to meat, as a result of them being naturally low in fat and yet also high in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These frugal foods also happen to be incredibly affordable, especially when bought in bulk.

Food For Thought

Eating healthy doesn't have to break the bank. Keep reading more Frugal Fitness articles for nutrition tips on any budget.

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