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Cheap Ways to Eat Healthy

A balanced and healthy diet along with the physical activity are the main keys for a healthy lifestyle. Although most people live a busy life, everyone should find and allocate at least a little time to consider the needs of their own body. 

Practicing a balanced and healthy diet greatly affects the overall health of the organism. However, healthy food is often quite expensive, so it inevitably raises the question of how to eat healthy and not to spend too much money. Healthy foods can be extremely expensive, but eating well and healthy and not breaking the budget limits does not necessarily have to be a mission impossible. The secret is to plan in advance and choose foods that you can eat all week. We bring you some price available healthy foods that you should always have on your list for purchase. It will not cost you much, but you can use them to prepare countless of delicious meals.

The foods that are characterized as the healthiest certainly include fruits. Pectin from apple helps removal of excessive cholesterol and harmful substances from the body. It strengthens the small and large intestines, liver, digestive system, cardiovascular system and blood vessels. Due to the high content of vitamin B, bananas are suitable for calming the nervous system. Frozen mixed berries do not contain a lot of sugar, they are rich in fibers and also are one of the best sources of antioxidants. 
 Cheap Ways to Eat Healthy
Lemon is the food with the highest percentage of vitamin C. Taking all this into account, it is clear that you should eat fruit, but in order to save some money, buy fruit in season because it is cheaper, and freeze it for later usage. You can consume frozen fruit without problems again when it is defrosted or insert it into a smoothie instead of ice. Instead of buying cold drinks in the store, prepare some iced tea or lemonade at home.

The same is true for vegetables. Chard raises immunity, has diuretic properties and it is rich in vitamins, minerals (magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium and manganese) and the vegetable fibers. Fibers extend lifespan, maintain the health of the colon, lower cholesterol and a good source of fiber are legumes and they are among the cheapest, so a delicious meal made of beans, peas or chickpeas, besides being healthy, will not empty your wallet. Instead of buying seasonal vegetables in the shops, buy it on the market, and in winter prefer to choose frozen vegetables. Do not buy pre-cut vegetables and salads ready for consumption in bags, because it raises the price.
Studies have shown that diets with a high content of omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of inflammation in the body. Doctors constantly refer to the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids, which in turn are usually consumed in the form of a fish. Two to three weekly servings rich in these acids reduce the risk of heart diseases. The fish richest in omega-3 fatty acids is sardine. For example, sardines on toast are a great breakfast or lunch, but you can eat them along with salads or toasted sandwich. An expensive salmon can be replaced with cheaper sardines and extra virgin olive oil can also be replaced with rapeseed oil.
 Cheap Ways to Eat Healthy
Vitamin D is is extremely important for the normal functioning of the body. The problem is that the majority of people lack this vitamin. Foods that contain it in large quantities are nuts. Almonds are extremely rich in fibers, proteins and omega-3 fatty acids that protect your heart. When it comes to nuts, a cheaper option of buying these nutritious food is unpacked ones. Keep in glass jars the foods that you buy in this way, in order to preserve their quality, plus when you constanltly look at a jar in your kitchen, you will be inspired to spend your groceries to the end and use its maximum.

And finally eggs are, in nutritional value, one of the best foods. They contain all nine essential amino acids, and are rich in iron, phosphorus, selenium and vitamins A and B. Eggs also saturate quickly, and reduce appetite which is a cheaper option because you will not buy snacks between meals and they also help with fat loss. Buy domestic eggs at the market because they are healthier and cheaper.

The nature has spoken, all you have to do is listen to it at the right time. Buy domestic and by seasonal, so you will save money and still be healthy.

Theresa Brawner is a 28-year-old fitness instructor from Boston, MA, who writes articles for www.diet.st. in her free time. When she isn't helping new moms get back in shape, you can find her in the kitchen, working on new recipes.

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