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8 Healthy Food Swaps

swap 1- Cow milk for nut milk

Benefits
• high in calcium,
• good fats for your body
• works well for people looking to lose weight
• helps heart health
• high in Vitamin A that helps eyesight
• easier on digestion

swap 2- chocolate for raw cocoa

Benefits:
• nutrition packed superfood
• High in Magnesium, and other essential minerals including calcium,
• sulfur, zinc, iron, copper and potassium
• contains antioxidant properties
• promote cardiovascular function & health
• Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, E
• rich in protein and fiber

swap 3 – soft drink for coconut water

Benefits:
• Has vital nutrients, B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates.
• Rich in amino acids, enzymes, dietary fiber, vitamin C and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and manganese
• Contains anti viral and anti bacterial properties.
• Good for the skin, makes is it look smoother and moisturized
• Great for hair nourishment,
• Grows nails.
• Diuretic

8 Healthy Food Swaps

swap 4- white pasta for quinoa

Benefits:
• it has almost twice as much fiber as most other grains
• high in iron
• contains magnesium
• good for growth and repair
• improves metabolism

swap 5 – white rice for brown rice

Benefits:
• aids heart disease prevention
• lowers bad cholesterol
• helps maintain body weight
• promotes a healthy bowel function
• good for your bones

swap 6 – white bread for rye bread

Benefits:
• produces a low insulin response
• rich in fiber that promotes a good digestive system
• helps prevent gallstones
• the best grain choice for diabetics
• aids cardiovascular diseases

swap 7 – cheese for nut cheese

Benefits:
• Artisanal Non-Dairy Cheese Alternative, perfect for lactose intolerants.
• Loaded with probiotics that help human nutrition and health in balancing the intestinal microflora naturally and improving digestive and immune processes.

swap 8 – white sugar for natural sweetners

– examples: maple syrup, honey, stevia.

Benefits:
• Aids hypertension
• Helps dental problems
• Good for treating dermatitis acne and stomach ache

sources:
http://www.3fatchicks.com/6-health-benefits-of-almond-milk/
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10133/11-healthy-food-swaps-infographic.html
http://zeenews.india.com/news/health/healthy-eating/health-benefits-of-coconut-water_21539.html
http://www.bcliving.ca/health/nutritional-benefits-of-natural-sweeteners
http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/top-5-healthiest-natural-sweeteners.html#b
http://healthnutrawfoods.com/nut-cheese/

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