But doesn't have to be expensive if you shop for the benefit that the food provides, rather than going for that "special" (and expensive) ingredient. Here are some tips on how to save money on your shopping bill, without missing out on nutrients...
Swap BLUEBERRIES for RED GRAPES
Red grapes contain the same antioxidents as blueberries and you get four times more for your money.
Swap SALMON for MACKEREL
Mackerel is just as rich as Salmon in the omega-3s which help keep heart, joints and brain healthy. But mackerel is half the price and if it’s line-caught, it’s a more environmentally friendly choice than over-fished or often intensively farmed salmon.
Swap SEAWEED for CABBAGE
Cabbage is packed with antioxidants and is cheaper and easier to buy and use than Seaweed. Eat your cabbage raw in salads or coleslaw for the best benefits.
Swap WHEATGRASS for BROCCOLI
A couple of florets of broccoli will provide more vitamins and minerals than 30ml of wheatgrass – and it tastes better. All leafy green veg contain chlorophyll and magnesium which give wheatgrass it’s superfood status.
Swap CHICKEN for a MIXED BEAN SALAD
Both will give you a healthy serving of protein, but the bean salad will be cheaper (especially if you buy organic chicken) and it provides more fibre.
And of course, with all that money you're saving, you can book yourself in for a relaxing Reflexology or Indian Head Massage treatment, and improve your well-being even further. To book your appointment call Doris on 07724 197627.