Eat Healthy on a Budget
8 Fresh Foods That Are Surprisingly Cheap
Carrots ($.49 per pound)
Nutritional bang for your buck: About 400% of your daily intake of vitamin A (85 g) for 9 cents. A 16-ounce bag of baby carrots provides the same benefit for 33 cents per serving, a reasonable premium for added convenience.
Okay, technically, carrots tout beta-carotene—that your body converts to vitamin A—to promote good vision, glowing complexion, and a strong immune system. Dip carrots into hummus or low-fat ranch dressing next time you want to curl up with a movie and nosh on something.
Bonus: Carrots contain powerful antioxidants that can protect against damage from modern-day detriments like smog and cigarette smoke.
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