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20 Ridiculously Cheap and Healthy Foods

Put that pocket change to good use! Most of these super-nutritious eats will cost you less than a buck per serving

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1. Green Cabbage, $.69 per pound

$.09 (1/2 cup shredded) buys you: A breast cancer safeguard
A diet rich in cruciferous vegetables may help prolong the lives of breast cancer survivors, according to a recent Chinese study. (Search: What are cruciferous vegetables?) Researchers found that women who ate the most of these veggies—which include cabbage, broccoli, and mustard greens—during the first three years after diagnosis had a 62 percent reduced risk of dying compared to those who ate the least. The veggie-eaters also reduced their risk of breast cancer recurrence by 35 percent.

Other perks: A half-cup amounts to a mere 8 calories, so you can gobble down the veggie without worrying about packing on the pounds.

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