Cheap And Healthy Diet Fit For The Student’s Budget

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Aside from academic performance, one area that presents students with a challenge is healthy living. If you are a tertiary student, there are certain hindering factors such as tight budget, busy schedules, and lack of knowledge in cooking.

But there are quick, easy, and cheap ways to improve your diet. Start with these tips:

1. B-A-N-A-N-A

Banana is more than just the fruit that Gwen Stefani was chanting in her song called Hollaback Girl! It is a super nutritious and inexpensive food that is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, and potassium. Potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure, inside a medium-sized banana totals to more than 400 milligrams. This is why eating banana is a good way to start the day.


Regardless of your age, it is time you embrace the go-to breakfast of many – the oatmeal. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber which helps lower your cholesterol and your risk of heart disease. To upgrade your oatmeal, top it off with grated apples, almonds, or honey.

If you think oatmeal is fancy, try the Quaker Quickcook Oatmeal Hearty Supreme that retails for only S$2.95 (at Fair Price)!


Eggs are packed with the essentials choline, selenium, and protein. For lunchtime, you can prepare the eggs in many dishes such as hard-boiled and scrambled. Feel full and energized at the same time with quality eggs that are sold for as low as S$1.85 at the grocery.


Sodas are high in calories as well as carbonated bubbles. This bubbles can accumulate in your belly and add a buldge. So stick to water and tea as much as possible. If you are feeling traditional, try the Sea Dyke Oolong Tea for S$0.90. Or you may try the Dilmah Green Tea With Natural Jasmine Petals, which is on sale until 30th April.


Like Bugs Bunny, you must create a love affair with carrots to get abundant supply of vitamin A. Vitamin A derives from beta-carotene in carrots. Vitamin A promotes eye health and boosts the body’s immune system.

For snacking in school, cut the carrot in bite-sized pieces after purchasing the pre-packed carrots for only S$0.90!

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