2 Budget-Friendly Foods to Add to Your Grocery List

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Everyone’s on a budget these days. But, that doesn’t mean that we can’t eat healthy. Check out these very inexpensive foods that go a long way to help keep you well.

(This article was originally published on skrewtips.com)

Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils to cook with, mix in salad dressings, add to smoothies or even take by the spoonful. On top of tasting great and offering us a healthy fat, it also has antiviral/antifungal properties.

From http://www.bodyecology.com:

…coconut oil is actually a life-saver. That’s because it’s a prime source of a key disease-fighting substance lauric acid the same one found in mother’s milk that helps protect newborns against a broad range of pathogens (and, in fact, is now regarded as an important immune-booster for AIDS patients). In addition, various studies have shown heart patients recovering after being fed coconut oil, as is noted by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., an internationally renowned nutritionist/biochemist who is a staunch advocate of coconut oil’s benefits.

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

This inexpensive health food is probably one of the most important things you should have in the fridge. It aids in digestion and helps rid the body of toxins. I recommend adding a few tablespoons of ACV to your favorite salad or making a sour cider with water, lime, stevia and a teaspoon of ACV to drink before bedtime.

// Bragg.com:

…”An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” apples are one of the oldest, most nutritious foods on earth. They are rich in potassium, a mineral many of us are deficient in, and a deficiency that causes old age to creep upon us sooner. Calcium maintains our hard tissues such as bones, and potassium is the equivalent to the body’s soft tissues, keeping the body’s flesh and arteries soft and resilient. Fresh, organic apples are used to make Apple Cider Vinegar, which contains necessary ingredients, such as enzymes, and life-stimulating minerals, mainly potassium, in a natural state. Besides being a natural stimulant for vitality, Apple Cider Vinegar cleanses and restores nutrients to the body so that the body can heal itself.


* Helps Remove Body Toxins
* Helps Promote a Youthful Body
* Helps support a healthy immune system
* Helps Maintain Healthy Skin
* Helps Control Weight
* Improves Digestion and Assimilation
* Soothes Tight and Aching Joints and Sore Muscles from Exercise
* Soothes Irritated Skin

Coconut Oil: A Dietary Hero Misidentified as a Culprit [Body Ecology]
What is Virgin Coconut Oil? [Tropical Traditions]

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