Since the introduction of the 5-a-day plan, along with the endless variations of diet crazes, there’s been a growing argument that the cost of healthy living – as recommended – is too high. Fresh fruit and veg doesn’t have to be really expensive, unless you’re only buying the big named superfoods.
Your diet should contain a healthy balance of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and a variety of vitamins and minerals. These essentials can be found all across your supermarket shelves, but it’s the healthier products like fresh produce and natural foods which contain them most.
Of course, the more exotic fruits and less conventional food choices will come with a more expensive price tag, but there are some great alternatives on the shelves that won’t break the bank. So, who said eating healthier is too expensive?
Swap fancy water for plain water
Coconut water: £0.25/100ml
Plain water: £0.01/100ml (or free from a tap)
Coconut water has been a big hit amongst athletes and gym-goers, as it contains both sugars and electrolytes that are needed to replenish the body. However, nothing can beat good ol’ plain water for hydration, and if you’re looking for an electrolyte boost, just add a pinch of salt or a squeeze of fruit juice.