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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredEating healthy can be done even on a limited budget. Watch the video for some cheap and healthy food shopping tips.
We're all looking for ways to pinch pennies in these tough economical times and fortunately, you don't have to break the bank to eat healthfully. Check out some of my favorite budget staples below. Please note that the prices reflect the Washington D.C.-area where I live-foods in your area may be priced a little differently, but these should still be good deals.
Cost: $1.50 for a two-pound head (five cents per ounce)
Why it's a deal: It’s rich in cancer-fighting phytonutrients and is a great source of vitamin C and fiber.
Cost: $1.89 per pound (12 cents per ounce)
Why it's a deal: About half the price of breast meat; skinless thighs are also a lean meat.
EGGS (supermarket brand)
Cost: $1.99 per dozen (17 cents per egg)
Why it's a deal: Eggs offer high quality protein and their high cholesterol count isn’t a problem for most people. Saturated fat - not cholesterol - is what raises blood cholesterol. And the 3 grams of saturated fat in two eggs is still low. (However, if you are particularly sensitive to cholesterol in food, buy liquid egg whites.)
FRESH TROUT, CATFISH OR TILAPIA
Cost: $6 to $7 per pound (38 to 44 cents per ounce)
Why it's a deal: These three type of fish are usually the least expensive. Trout is my favorite, and it's also the highest in healthy omega-3 fats.
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