Try These Food Exchanges For Added Nutrition
Diet change healthy lifestyle concept and having the courage to accept the challenge of losing weight and fighting obesity and diabetes as an overweight person walking on a highwire asparagus from fatty food towards vegetables and fruit.
Green Tea for Coffee: Green Tea is full of antioxidants and seems to slow mental decline! We like that!! Green tea helps relax and lowers your blood pressure. It is also shown to lower the risks of type 2 diabetes. Coffee (without the sweeteners and creamers) has positive affects on your health also. It appears to lower the risk of heart disease and parkinsons.
Cauliflower for Potato: Try using cauliflower as a substitute for hash browns. Potato is also a great vegetable, it is just the way, and quantities that are consumed! It is the oil that potato is cooked in that causes a lot of the problems (use olive oil or coconut oil, and DO NOT deep fry!). Cauliflower is a great source of thiamin, riboflavin, potassium and fibre. Potatoes (when not deep fried or consumed as chips) contain fibre, vitamin B6, potassium and iron.
Kale for Lettuce: Generally speaking, the greener the vegetable, the better! Kale is loaded with vitamins A, K and C. It is also a great source of iron, calcium and protein. Lettuce has lots of nutritional value also, however, has a higher content of water than kale.
Zucchini for Pasta: Zucchini is much lower in calories (and ‘better’ calories!) and higher in vitamins. This is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables, to use zucchini (spiralized) instead of pasta. Stir in some pesto and lemon….YUMMMM!! Pasta also contains fibre, protein and carbohydrates, so is a great source of energy food.
The long and short of it all…..eat a variety of foods. Mixing your foods up…..eating healthy home prepared and cooked foods that are not deep fried, are miles better for you (and way tastier!) than mass produced, boring and tasteless crap you buy at the drive through!
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