How To Eat Healthy on a Budget!

    Abdulaziz Sobh

    01/9 The dilemma
    We totally feel your concern about healthy eating, but also your concern about the expensive price attached to it. There are certain foods that are rich in nutrients but cost a bomb! We Indians love tasty foods and eating healthy foods becomes difficult for us, especially when it becomes expensive. Subsequently, we conveniently play the price game and continue to easily pick up fried food loaded with garbage. However, it is not exactly the case and that is why we are here to solve this dilemma. Here are 8 foods that are healthy and do not burn a hole in your pocket. Have a look!

    02/9 Lentils
    Qualified as "The Food of the Year" by the UN, the humble lentils are a staple in Indian cuisine. They have a lot to offer: they are nutrient-dense, low fat and quite affordable. Lentils contain polyphenols that fight harmful agents in the body. Packed with protein, iron, calcium, folic acid, and magnesium, they are a good source for hair growth, to maintain healthy bones and for heart and muscle health. And the best part is that there isn't a day when the pantry has no ingredients for lentil soup.

    03/9 popcorn
    Isn't it amazing when research discovers a healthy benefit of something you love to dock? Popcorn grains contain more of the healthy antioxidant substances called polyphenols than fruits and vegetables. We are talking about our regular popcorn made on the stove and not about the microwave, butter and salt loaded. Economically viable, these crispy snacks are full of protein, fiber and are low in calories.

    04/9 Banana
    Bananas, an instant energy booster, from smoothies to french fries, are a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into various dishes. They contain potassium, fiber, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin and B6, whose job description is "keep the heart beating."

    05/9 Oatmeal
    If you have a packet of oatmeal in your pantry, what least worries you is a healthy breakfast. They are quite affordable and have numerous benefits, as they reduce the risk of heart disease, are loaded with fiber, which helps keep the digestive system healthy and moving, and expands once inside your stomach to help you feel full.

    06/9 Whole Wheat Pasta
    Wholemeal pasta contains approximately the same calories as normal pasta, but it has more protein, fiber, and vitamins than also on a budget. As an added benefit, all that protein and fiber means that you will feel more satisfied by eating less. To make a healthy pasta, consider portion sizes and add lean vegetables and meats, beans or fish to balance the food.

    07/9 Yogurt
    Easily available and feasible, it is said that yogurt has 110 mg of calcium per 100 grams. Not only does it have a high calcium content, but it is also an inexhaustible source of protein. In addition to helping with weight loss, they help in digestion and stimulate your system with calcium, protein, and potassium. Cover your salad with yogurt and give way to a healthy life.

    08/9 spinach
    Popeye's favorite food has incredible health benefits. It offers a variety of vitamins, minerals, fiber, proteins and an amazing amount of antioxidants. If you're not a fan of the flavor, put small pieces in a sandwich or an omelet and you won't even notice it.

    09/9 Egg
    This pleasant waist meal is so versatile that it can be cooked in a hundred different ways. They are rich in protein, reduce the risk of heart disease and are full of minerals such as iron, zinc, and phosphorus that keep the immune system healthy. So even if you want to be a little more elegant, you're not going to spend a ton.

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