5 Foods to eat that are easy on your purse strings

5 Foods to eat that are easy on your purse strings

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“Be Active” and “Be Nutri-Wise” (two of the five Bestmed Wellness Pillars) works hand-in-hand. You cannot be active without being healthy and you cannot be healthy without being active. But you also don’t want to break the bank – at Bestmed, we also help you to “Be Fin-Fit”.

According to SmartyPants, here are five foods to eat that will keep you healthy and strong while you run without breaking the bank:

  1. Eggs – For a while now, the humble egg has had a bad rap for increasing cholesterol levels and fat content in our diet. Recent research has shown that eggs (including the yolks) are beneficial to leading a healthy lifestyle. Contrary to popular belief, it is low in calories. It contains vitamins such as A, D, E, K as well as high in protein. If you have heart disease, best would be to omit the yolks. If you are in the clear, you can indulge a few times a week.
  2. Milk – Milk provides vital nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D which helps you build strong and healthy bones that essential for runners. If possible, buy organic milk as it contains heart-healthy fatty acids whereas regular milk does not.
  3. Potatoes – In recent years, the humble potato was side-lined by the health conscious. However, what they missed is that potatoes are a complex carbohydrate that contains large amounts of vitamin B and C. Believe it or not, potatoes help reduce binge eating. It provides enough energy when you run.
  4. Carrots – Who doesn’t like carrots? They’re sweet and crunchy and can be used in a variety of ways. They are great for good eye health (you need to see the road clearly when you run) and have high amounts of beta carotene. They also have a high water content (to stay hydrated on your run) therefore keeping you feeling full without the unnecessary calories.
  5. Chicken breasts – Less expensive than beef and fish as well as the leanest cut on the chicken, chicken breasts deliver an impressive 86% of your recommended daily protein. It is also low in calories to keep you lean so that you can run longer.

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Source: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-22843/20-foods-that-give-you-the-most-nutrient-bang-for-your-buck.html