In the health and wellness community, you hear a lot of people touting the crazy benefits of foods from Timbuktu — foods that you never heard of before the 1990s, foods that emerged in mega media campaigns.
Some dude discovers exotic foods deep down in the tropical forest. These foods supposedly have so many amazing qualities that he calls them superfoods.
But these superfoods are super-expensive and only grow in tropical areas.
If you want the most bang for your buck, you need foods that are easily accessible, affordable, and can be grown in your own backyard. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive powerhouse foods that you can find easily.
The Allium family can fight infections and ease digestion:
The Amaranthaceae family restores iron levels, which combat fatigue and improve energy levels:
3. Beet greens
The Asteraceae family, aka sunflower family, promotes a healthy liver and digestion and is anti-inflammatory:
9. Iceberg lettuce
10. Leaf lettuce
11. Romaine lettuce
14. Brussels sprouts
17. Chinese cabbage
18. Collard green
21. Mustard greens
The Cucurbitaceae family can improve vision:
The Solanaceae family can strengthen bones, improve vision, and promote glowing skin:
26. Red bell pepper
The Rosaecae family is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and regulates blood glucose:
The Rutaceae family purifies the kidneys and liver and improves digestion, skin and vision:
The Umbelliferae family is antibacterial and also improves skin and vision, eases constipation, and boosts immunity:
All of these foods are cheap but powerful.
So if you want to stay on a budget, refer to these powerhouse foods regularly and add a variety of them to your meals. You'll gain the superpowers that will turn you into a radiant being.
Photo Credit: Shutterstock