Staying healthy needn’t be a costly business, as there are plenty of super cheap superfoods available for under a fiver
The team at Promotionalcodes.org.uk/health-and-fitness have scoured shelves and found nine of the best nutrient-packed foods that can be bought for just a few pounds. The list includes coconut sugar – a healthier alternative to traditional white sugar and pea protein, a dairy, gluten free, vegan alternative to whey protein.
Other items include offal – non-traditional meat cuts such as hearts, livers and brains that are packed with antioxidants and amino acids, and goat meat – which is higher in iron and lower in fat than many traditional meat choices.
Darren Williams of PromotionalCodes.org.uk says: “There are so many healthy foods that can be bought on a budget, it’s just a case of knowing where to find them. From unconventional foods such as the pea protein and pork hearts, to goji berries and turmeric, the team of penny saving experts at PromotionalCodes.org.uk have done the hard research and have shared a selection of the cheapest superfoods on the market.’
Take a look at the list of budget superfoods here:
1. Pea Protein
Pea protein is the ultimate whey protein alternative, and as well as being both dairy and gluten free it is 100 per cent vegan friendly. The average price for 1kg of pea protein is £5.99 online.
Offal such as beef and pork hearts, liver, brain, kidney and other organs are packed full of iron, amino acids, omega-3 fatty acid and essential antioxidants. They’re also mega cheap – ask any butcher and you’ll go home with a bag full of offal and still have change from a fiver.
3. Goat Meat
Goat meat actually contains higher levels of iron and less fat than pork, lamb and beef – prices start from around £5 for a four pack of burgers or six sausages and popular joints such as leg, shoulder and chops will come in at a little more depending on weight, with a kilo joint averaging around £12.50.
4. Maca Powder
Maca powder can be bought for around £5 from most supermarkets and is a great natural resource of vitamins, boasting large amounts of vitamins B, C, and E as well as calcium, zinc and iron to name a few.
An increasingly popular household spice, turmeric is a flowering plant of the ginger family. It contains effective medicinal properties due to its curcumin content which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. You can buy 100g of organic turmeric for just £1.99 online.
6. Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is packed with healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, and its vitamin E content does wonders for your skin. You can purchase around 250ml of avocado oil for less than £3 in supermarkets.
Bones are cheap if you ask any butcher and, like offal, you will definitely have change from a fiver. But aside from the low price-tag, bones made into bone broth have amazing health qualities. Bone broth is full of essential minerals and protein and makes an excellent base to soups, casseroles and other traditional meat dishes.
8. Coconut Sugar
Coconut sugar offers more vitamins and minerals than regular white sugar, and it also has a high iron and zinc content. You can pick up a bag of organic coconut sugar online for around £3 or £4.
9. Goji Berries
Goji berries contain a multitude of vitamins and minerals, such as iron and vitamins A, C and B2. Dried goji berries can be found in most supermarkets for around £4.