Top 5 Nutrition Swaps for a Healthier Year
Implementing these super easy swaps will mean a healthier year and you...
Do you want this to be your best year yet?
Do you want to feel Blissfully Nourished so that you can enjoy everything that this year has to offer?
I have put together my top 5 nutrition swaps for you to implement right now to ensure you will be feeling your best all year long.
1. Swap vegetable oils for good quality oils such as olive, coconut, avocado oil etc.
Vegetable oils are filled with crap (they are oils that have been extracted from seeds but are dangerously chemically processed) and can cause an unhealthy inflammatory response within the body.
Good quality oils such as cold pressed extra virgin olive oil have the opposite effect, with the ability to lower inflammation and help to fight environmental toxins along with a whole heap of other health benefits.
Be sure to read the list of ingredients on food packaging and look for foods that haven't been cooked in or with these toxic oils.
Cooking from scratch at home is the best way to ensure you know what is in your food and to have control over the quality of your ingredients.
2. Swap margarine, artificial oil spreads and "butter blends" for good quality organic pure butter and/or ghee.
As with the toxic vegetable oils, margarine, artificial oil spreads and so called "butter blends" have been dangerously chemically processed with a sh*t-storm of synthetics, preservatives and additives that can cause inflammation within the body, disrupt hormones and nutrient absorption etc.
Cooking with good quality organic, pure butter and/or ghee (butter made from the milk of a buffalo or cow) will not only enhance the flavour of your cooking but mean you are cooking/using a much healthier alternative that your body will love you for.
3. Swap sugar-loaded soft drinks for fruit flavoured water.
I personally love to put blueberries, strawberries and fresh mint or cucumber in my water for a refreshing subtle taste.
By making this swap, you will help to lower your sugar intake and increase your hydration all whilst satisfying those taste buds.
If you still need the fizz, add fresh fruit to mineral or soda water.
4. Swap store bought for homemade sauces and dressings.
The sauces and dressings that you find on the supermarket shelves are filled with sugar and additives, preservatives and chemically processed ingredients that just aren't necessary, especially when it can be as easy as making your very own at home.
5. Swap milk chocolate for good quality dark chocolate.
I'm not the kind of Nutritionist that is going to tell you to cut out chocolate forever - that would be cruel.
What I am going to suggest is that you look at the quality of your chocolate ingredients as not all chocolate is created equal.
Dark chocolate is generally between 70-99% pure cacao solids and is incredibly rich in antioxidants which help to fight oxidative stress and free radicals in the body as opposed to heavily adulterated milk chocolate which is rich in processed sugars and other nasties.
It is important to read the list of ingredients on the packet. If you are not familiar with any of the names of ingredients, it's best to stay away and look for another brand.
My personal favourite is Pana Organic. It's raw, organic and handmade chocolate that is out of this world delicious and most importantly crap-free!
I hope that you've found these swaps to be helpful. I believe that long-lasting change comes from small implementable steps. Wishing you all a very happy and Blissfully Nourished 2019!
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