Our good or bad health is the result of many years of lifestyle habits.
We all have some habits that are good and some that we could improve on in our life. Most people don’t realize that even small changes can add up to better health and more energy.
Here are some better and best substitutions for everyday foods that are healthier choices.
Instead Of Store bought Mayo Use Light Mayonnaise or homemade mayonnaise
Subbing light mayonnaise for regular mayo decreases your saturated fat intake .
Make your own mayonnaise in the blender for healthier essential fatty acids, less calories and more flavour.
*Watch for a great easy recipe, coming soon.
Instead of Cow’s Milk Use Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk
80% of Caucasions and 95% of Blacks and Asians cannot break down lactose found in milk.
You can take specific enzymes to help you do this or you can make these delicious substitutions
Artificial sweeteners Stevia Artificial sweeteners have been shown to be carcinogenic. Pure Stevia is natural and can be used as a healthy substitute as it comes in many forms
Instead of Regular Peanut Butter Use Unsweetened Natural Peanut Butter or Almond/Cashew Butter
Peanuts are a member of the legume family and many people are highly allergic to peanuts. Most store bought peanut butter is laden with regular and icing sugar. Adams natural peanut butter is a good alternative. Almond and Cashew butter have a much higher nutritional value.
Instead of Sour Cream Use Light sour cream or even better-plain unsweetened Greek Yogurt
Light sour cream has less saturated fats and calories. Even better for you, Greek yogurt contains billions of gut-friendly probiotics and tastes almost the exact same as sour cream. Give it a try.
Instead of Potato Chips Use Gluten free organic chips or Kale Chips
Potato chips contribute to weight that is stored around our middle. Choose from the many varieties of Gluten free chips available in health food stores (and even Costco) today or better yet buy or make your own Kale chips which are both low glycemic, low calorie and pack a big flavour punch.
Instead of Table Salt Use Pink Sea Salt
Table salt is heated, stripped of minerals, and the iodine we all need. Pink Sea Salt is all natural and contains the iodine our bodies need plus other important trace minerals. You can find it at Costco and many health foods stores.