Day in and day out, we as humans ingest foods that are not healthy. And what is the worst part, most people do not realize they are living dangerously just by what they are eating.
We at iGalen want to educate the public on ways you can eat healthier and still enjoy the tastes and fill a sense of fulfillment.
You see, we have become adapted to ingredients like sugar that seem to “brighten” the tastes of foods, but add no nutritional value. You can still have great taste and get the nutrition your body needs.
In today’s post, we are going to share 19 healthy alternatives for common foods, drinks, and meals.
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#1 Healthy Alternative: Quinoa For White Rice
White rice is not necessarily bad for you but to gain more nutritional bang, use quinoa instead.
Because quinoa holds around 100% more protein and 150% more fiber than white rice. And you will find that the taste is actually quite similar.
#2 Healthy Alternative: Kale Chips Instead Of Potato Chips
Potato chips add no benefit to your physical makeup at all. You are just getting salt and saturated fats that are doing you more harm than good.
But they taste so good!
I understand, but to have a healthier alternative, try Kale Chips.
Kale Chips have low calories, fat, carbohydrates, and sodium. While having high amounts of vitamins and minerals.
#3 Healthy Alternative: Zucchini Noodles For Pasta
Pasta is loaded with carbohydrates… And while we manufacture Emulin to help manage those carbs you are taking in, we also suggest you still try to cut down on carbohydrate intake.
Instead of using regular pasta noodles, try Zucchini Noodles, known as Zoodles. You don’t have to boil them; you saute them for a few minutes until they are soft.
#4 Healthy Alternative: Dark Chocolate Instead Of Regular Chocolate
Regular chocolate has a ton of additives that are not healthy for you. Snacking on organic dark chocolate is a great alternative because if you are like me, you have to have some chocolate.
Dark chocolate is chock full of antioxidants, and it contains fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. All of these, your body needs.
#5 Healthy Alternative: Unsweetened Oatmeal Instead Of Flavored Varieties
Those prepackaged, flavored oatmeals are loaded with chemicals and sugars. Why put your body in harm’s way?
Just use unsweetened, unflavored oatmeal and add fruits to have a high nutrition breakfast. It is much safer, healthier and tastes better.
#6 Healthy Alternative: Whole Fruit Versus Fruit Juice
Many of the bottled and carton juices have preservatives and do not contain the nutritional value that you can get by just eating the actual fruit.
Instead of orange juice, eat an orange; apple juice, eat an apple; etc, etc, etc…
#7 Healthy Alternative: Whole Wheat Flour Instead Of White Flour
This just makes good sense. Many recipes call for flour and using whole wheat flour gives more filling effects plus nutritional value.
But before you do, you may want to check the recipe because you may need to add more or less because of the flour consistency.
#8 Healthy Alternative: Mustard For Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is loaded with sugars and saturated fats. Mustard has neither. If you like the taste of mustard, we suggest you switch or don’t use Mayo.
#9 Healthy Alternative: Baked Instead Of Fried Fries
It somewhat sounds like an oxymoron, but you can still enjoy French Fries in a healthier way.
Instead of deep fat frying your fries, try baking them in coconut oil. They will still be crispy and much healthier.
#10 Healthy Alternative: Lettuce Leaves For Tortillas
Making wraps can be healthier if you just leave those tortilla wrap shells on the store shelf and buy a head of lettuce instead.
Make those wraps with the lettuce leaves which you can warm in the oven slightly after adding the ingredients.
#11 Healthy Alternative: Say No To Ice Cream And Yes To Frozen Yogurt
Ice cream contains saturated fats and sugars, a lot!
While frozen yogurt also has sugars, they are less. Plus yogurt gives your system probiotics that help your digestive system.
One word of caution here… Adding those caramel, chocolate or toffee toppings to your frozen yogurt will nullify the whole process. If you must add toppings, stick to fresh fruits.
#12 Healthy Alternative: Whole Milk Instead Of Creamer In Your Coffee
The packaging on many creamers can be misleading. How much creamer do you add to a cup of coffee?
Most packaging will say one serving is 1 tablespoon. Ha, most people add much more than 1 tablespoon to a cup of coffee. The sugar content in that creamer is outrageous. If you drink 2 cups of coffee with most creamers, you will go over your recommended daily sugar intake.
And they wonder why diabetes is so common…
Just use whole milk instead. The calcium in it can help counter the calcium depletion aspects of the caffeine, and it’s a great way to get vitamins A, D, and B12.
#13 Healthy Alternative: Farmers Market Instead Of The Supermarket
Studies have shown that buying locally grown produce can be extremely more nutritious than buying the produce on supermarket shelves.
There is another benefit of this… You are supporting local farmers which can help local economies.
#14 Healthy Alternative: Swap Cheese On A Sandwich With Avocado
Avocado is packed full of nutritional value that includes heart-healthy fats.
It can be a tasty addition to a sandwich instead of the normal layer of processed cheese.
#15 Healthy Alternative: Instead Of Soda, Go With Tea
Soda is full of sugars; tea isn’t. Plus, tea contains antioxidants to help your body fight off free radicals.
If you must add sweetness to your tea, we suggest using natural honey.
#16 Healthy Alternative: Frozen Fruit Bits Instead Of Candy
It may not be the easiest thing to hand children on Halloween, but when you are craving a piece of candy, try sucking on frozen grapes, strawberries, mango or any other fruits.
They come naturally sweetened from Mother Nature, so they are a much healthier alternative.
#17 Healthy Alternative: Substitute Unsweetened Applesauce For Sugar In Recipes
Adding a cup or more of sugar to any recipe is not healthy. You can still attain the sweetness without the sugar. Instead of adding a cup of sugar, add a cup of unsweetened applesauce. The only thing you need to change is adding ¼ cup less liquid to the recipe because the applesauce will turn to a liquid.
#18 Healthy Alternative: Thin Is Better Than Thick
We won’t be the bad people that tell you not to eat pizza… After all, we all love a pizza from time to time.
Just keep in mind that most of the unhealthiness in pizza is in that crust. So less is better. If you are going to order a pizza, go with the thin crust and enjoy the ingredients instead of all that unhealthy crust.
#19 Healthy Alternative: Any Drink With Water
With so many various drinks on the market, humans are not getting enough of what they absolutely need the most… Water!
If you are thirsty, skip all the other drinks and go for a bottle of H2O and you will be giving your body what it truly needs.
We really hope this helps you and your loved ones take a close look at diets and will choose to go with healthier alternatives. So please share on your social media to help them realize there are better ways, tastier ways and healthier ways to eat and drink.
I also Incline that you are ready to change your lifestyle… One of the best ways to do so is with eating patterns. Plus, helping others can really inspire you to go further.
iGalen is committed to getting the world’s population healthier. You can be a part of that… Help people get healthy and get yourself healthy too, both physically and financially.
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