Are you on a quest to change your body and boost your health? Well we’ve got the answer, and it doesn’t involve popping a bunch of pills! The secret to maintaining a healthy weight, fighting disease and living longer is by eating superfoods. Superfoods are high in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber so your body will thank you for eating these on a regular basis. Check out our list of these six superfoods under $1 per serving to get you started on the path to a healthier lifestyle. You can eat well and not worry about breaking the bank either.
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and may lower your risk of certain cancers. You can get one medium tomato for only 44 cents.
You’ll want to quick-steam or eat cabbage raw for the best health benefits, which include cancer prevention at the top of the list. Cabbage costs just 27 cents per cup.
Anthocyanins give blueberries their rich, beautiful color as well as amazing health benefits. This makes blueberries great at preventing cardiovascular disease and controling obesity. Blueberries are 50 cents per 1⁄2 cup, so eat up!
Green Tea, $0.10/serving
Pour yourself a cup of green tea and reap the many health benefits, including possible weight loss, reduction in risk of certain cancers, and improving brain function. You can get green tea for only 10 cents per teabag.
Popeye had it right all along! Spinach is a must for your weekly grocery list. This low-calorie superfood is loaded with vitamins and nutrients and is a great source of iron, calcium and potassium. One cup of raw spinach is just 50 cents.
Almonds offer a high quality source of protein as well as a vitamin E boost, which makes them the perfect portable snack. Pick up almonds for 60 cents per 1 oz. serving.
Before you shop: Lentils and beans are also great choices for superfoods coming in at $0.50/serving. Beans aren’t just the “magical” fruit. They’re a plant-based way to pack your diet with protein. Full of fiber, you can purchase bags of dried beans for less than $1.99 and make dozens of servings in the crock-pot or on the stove.
Brooke McLay is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, food writer, and single mom to four rad kids. Author of two cookbooks and the beloved blog, CheekyKitchen.com, her creative approach to fast, fresh, family-friendly foods has garnered her regular gigs with Disney’s Babble.com, Tablespoon.com, Good Cook, and Coupons.com.