6 Inexpensive Health Foods

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“Eating healthy is expensive.”

That statement is commonly accepted, but not entirely true.

Sure, there aren’t many healthy options on the dollar menu, but this doesn’t mean healthy options aren’t available without breaking the bank.

Shop outside of the packaged food section of the grocery store and create some tasty, healthy, and frugal meals for you and your family.

Here are a list of 6 things you can pick up on your next trip.

1. Oats: Packed with heart protecting nutrients, shown to lower cholesterol and fend of disease.

A cheap and healthy breakfast, especially during cold and flu season.

2. Celery: Eating celery regularly can lower blood pressure and assist in overall cardiovascular health.

Guys, celery contains androstenone and androstenol, pheromones that can help attract women.

3. Tomatoes: A great source of lycopene, an antioxidant shown to protect against breast cancer, and heart disease. Farm fresh tomatoes are preferred, but if they are out of season, jarred tomatoes are just fine.

4. Garlic: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently found that eating high amounts of garlic lowered risk of ovarian, colorectal, and other cancers.

In addition to the delicious flavor garlic can add to your food, it also contains more than 70 active phytochemicals, including allicin, which may reduce blood pressure by as many as 30 points.

5. Dry Beans: For a couple bucks per pound, you receive a low fat protein rich food.

Beans are also extremely high in fiber, and other key nutrients including magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

6. Cayenne Pepper: Heat it up! Add some cayenne pepper to your food for some heat, and capsaicin, which can help lower cholesterol, burn fat, and increase metabolism. It’s also great at clearing congestion.

A litte bit goes a long way, but go ahead and turn the heat up.

Making a few changes in the kitchen could have you feeling better and save you a bit of cash.