It’s a common misconception that eating a clean healthy diet is expensive and less than budget-friendly for the majority. Superfoods often get roped into the “expensive” category, alongside organic. And to be fair, some superfoods do come at a higher price point due to sourcing, purity, and exceptional quality. However, there are plenty of superfoods more budget-friendly than you might think. In fact, some superfoods can stretch your dollar quite far when consumed in proper proportions. The thing to remember about superfoods is that they pack quite a nutritious punch, and a little bit goes a long way. They are nutritionally robust with increased bioavailability and the nutrients are readily absorbed and used by your body. You don’t need to consume them in high amounts to reap the benefits.
We understand it can be challenging to select which superfoods to spend your hard-earned dollars on, especially if you’re on a tight budget. But we’re glad you’re doing your research, and we’d like to offer our top seven budget-friendly superfoods.
At only $5.99 a bag, whether you go with milled or whole flax seeds your budget, belly, heart, and brain will thank you. A 1-pound bag contains 64 servings, giving you more than two months worth of your daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. Did you know flaxseed is one of the healthiest foods and is a daily-must according to Michael Greger M.D. FACLM, for longevity? Affordable and quite impressive.
Powders are great because you can control the portion size easily to get more bang for your buck. Turmeric powder can be added to everything from beverages to savory and sweet dishes. A 4oz. bag of Sunfood Turmeric is only $6.99 and contains 56 servings. That’s only $0.12 cents per serving for a daily dose of some serious antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power!
If you’re looking for a protein boost, these seeds deliver big, providing healthy fats and dietary fiber. Many people opt for a single tablespoon or teaspoon when adding hemp seeds to their salad, yogurt or smoothie. A 1-pound bag could easily be stretched to last a month or longer.
Spirulina & Chlorella Tablets
This 50/50 blend of chlorophyll and protein-rich algae is a full dose of your micro and macronutrients along with all of your essential amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants and offers some powerful detoxifying and alkalizing properties. A 4oz bag is roughly $18.99 and contains up to 37 servings but that’s at the max dose of up to 12 tablets; which is great, but if you are on a budget you could easily make that bag last longer over several months by taking between 2 and 4 tablets per day.
Boosting your nutrient absorption is paramount. Shilajit contains fulvic acid, which helps our body absorb nutrients. It also contains calcium, selenium, and magnesium. The best part? A little bit – a ½ tsp to be exact – is truly all you need . A 3.5oz bag of Shilajit Powder is $29.99 and contains 83 servings! That’s only $0.36 cents per serving.
AKA black cumin, black coriander, and black caraway, black seeds are regarded for their nutritional power to help fight ailments such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, digestive issues, and even headaches by supporting the immune system and reducing inflammation. A 4oz bag of Black Seeds is $5.99 and contains 75 servings, ½ tsp each. You can lightly toast them or grind them up into a powder and add them to chili or stew bases or your favorite savory dish.
Supergreen Food Mixes
Initially, the cost of a tub of super greens powder might give you sticker shock but a 1-pound tub of our Mint Supergreens contains 53 servings. This whole-food blend of 21 organic superfoods includes dark leafy greens, veggies, herbs, algae, sea vegetables, along with a specialized enzyme and probiotic complex to support your gut and digestive health. A single 1-pound tub at $49.99 will provide you with almost two months worth of all the leafy greens you can eat at roughly $0.94 cents per serving.
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