10 Foods That Make You Healthier (That Cost Less Than $1)

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments

By Power of Positivity

Is this even possible nowadays? Surely the only foods that cost less than a dollar is a burger from McDonald’s or other fast food outlets?

This article is mainly written based on figures in the United States of America, but they should be of similar value in local currency all over the world. In the USA, it costs a minimum of US$10.51 per day for Western food, which translates to $325.73 per *month. For Asian food, it costs US$8.30 daily, making the *monthly spend $257.38.

Hold your horses, Clint. I feel lucky today. There are ten healthy foods that cost under US$1. You can get these at the local market, nutrition store, or even the corner shop or smaller grocery store. You clamour, “Go ahead, make my day.”

Here are 10 healthy foods you can get for less than $1:

1. Two cage-free organic eggs – US$0.84

You can taste the difference between eggs laid by truly free range hens and commercially-farmed ones. How? It is in their diet. The free range hens eat seeds, plants, worms, and insects. The others peck away at soy, corn, and cottonseed. Do not forget that free range means outside on grass, not on a cement courtyard, therefore the food received by the hens is not the same.

2. Raw organic milk, 8 oz – US$0.62

Despite having been slated in the past, raw milk has a plethora of nutrients in it. The bad news is that this particular milk can be difficult to obtain. It tastes better than pasteurised milk and is healthier for you. Here are five health benefits of raw milk: 1) Reduces allergies; 2) Aids in improvement of skin health; 3) Fights nutrient deficiencies; 4) Can be used to make probiotic foods, such as cheese, yogurt, and kefir; 5) No added sugar or other refined ingredients or products.

3. Raw Nuts and Seeds: Sunflower seeds, raw, 1 oz – US$0.82 & Mixed raw nuts, 1/2 oz – US$1.00

Nuts are not a good idea if you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, or excess weight. However, they have high levels of protein, perfect for vegetarians or vegans as a substitute for meat. Walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, and Brazil nuts are the best choice, and peanuts are to be avoided due to their content of pesticides. Brazil nuts are good for testosterone levels and sperm production, as well as thyroid protection, Vitamin E, fighting against acne, and nice-looking skin. They also have other properties, such as riboflavin, manganese, and are high in fiber. Seeds are a little better than nuts due to the lower carbohydrate intake. Take particular interest in flax and chia seeds. Grind flax seeds in a coffee grinder to get the best results from fibers and the healthiest fats. Plant the seed of going nuts for a healthier life!

4. Berries: 1 cup fresh organic blueberries – US$0.95

Berries are very good for you. Blueberries contain Vitamins A and C, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and calcium, as well as the substance that gives them that dark colour, anthocyanin. They protect us from harmful ailments, such as cancer, brain damage from strokes, urinary tract infections, and health problems onset by age. Other organic berries that can help you are: strawberries, cranberries, and raspberries. Be very pro-berry!

5. One-pound slice Watermelon – US$0.59

Harry, look no further than the watermelon for these health benefits: beta-carotene, lycopene, and citrulline. This means that it is good for the circulatory, immune, and even the reproductive system. In other words, it works just like Viagra but without the harmful chemicals. “You’ve got to ask yourself one question. ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?” With watermelon as your tool, you are at least well-equipped for a bit of luck!


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