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Healthy and Inexpensive Foods

August 19, 2014



With so many options for food to eat now a days, it’s easy to grab something quick and easy. The problem is that although these foods usually taste good, they are usually high in calories and have no nutritional value. Real food is better for you because it is healthy. They contain more nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, protein and more. Plus the foods on this list tend to be cheaper.




Bananas
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Bananas are readily available throughout the year. They are sweet with firm and creamy flesh, plus the peel is so thick you don’t have to buy organic. Bananas are a good source of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber, plus they have some wonderful health benefits. Bananas are good for the heart, the digestive tract, and are a benefit to athletic performance.




Carrots
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Carrots are best known for their antioxidant content of beta-carotene. However they also contain a wide variety of other antioxidants and other health supporting nutrients such as lutein, vitamin C, hydroxycinnamic acids and anthocyanidins, biotin, vitamin K and vitamin A. Carrots have benefits with cardiovascular health, anti cancer, and vision health.

Kiwi
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Kiwis are small, but they pack a big punch because they are loaded with phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Their health benefits range from protecting DNA, to controlling blood sugar, protecting against asthma and macular degeneration, and promoting cardiovascular and colon health. These green jewels are loaded with vitamin A and contain more vitamin C than your average orange.




Sweet Potatoes
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Sweet potatoes are another orange vegetable, which contains vitamin A and beta-carotene.  Sweet potatoes also contain antioxidant carotenoids and anthocyanins. Besides their antioxidant capabilities, sweet potatoes also have anti-inflammatory nutrients and blood sugar-regulatory nutrients.

Peas

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Peas contain a surprisingly strong nutrient composition for being so small. Chock full of antioxidants, phytonutrients and polyphenols. Its health benefits include anti-inflammatory, blood sugar regulation, promoting heart health, and protecting against stomach cancer.

Oranges
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Oranges are known for their vitamin C content but they are also loaded with antioxidants which protect and support the immune system.  They are also a good source of fiber which helps to prevent kidney stones, prevent ulcers, reduces risk for stomach cancer, protects respiratory health, and protects against rheumatoid arthritis. Oranges are juicy and sweet and their tangy pulpy flesh is a perfect snack.




Potatoes

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Potatoes are an important food staple, since they are the number one vegetable crop in the world making the available year round. Potatoes are low calorie and high in fiber plus they are a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, and many more. Potatoes have many health benefits because they protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer. They also help to lower blood pressure, build cells, and help the brain and nervous system.