Home > Daily-tips 13 August 2013 5-a-day on a budget Eating your daily requirement of fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to leave a dent in your wallet. 0 iStock Eating your daily requirement of fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to leave a dent in your wallet.Take action:Eat only fruits and vegetables that are in season, they are usually much cheaper. Buy them loose rather than pre-packaged, as loose items can cost as little as half the packaged price. Search for "buy one, get on free" deals on fruit and vegetables at your supermarket. Enjoy bulk deals by clubbing together with friends or family. Buy locally grown fruits and veggies at farmer's markets as they are usually fresher and cheaper. Make sure any surplus veggies don't go to waste by freezing them. You can also consider growing your own - vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, carrots and radishes are very easy to grow - even in pots.Visit our Nutrition Centre More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News Telling the complex story of ‘medical xenophobia’ in South Africa Lifestyle Study finds smog particles can reach developing foetus Lifestyle Rare disease leaves 43-year-old man with ‘penile stump’ Medical Study links hair straighteners and dyes to breast cancer Lifestyle How well are you ageing? A blood test might tell News A quarter of SA children’s hospital deaths linked to severe malnutrition Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.