Three Foods to Swap Out

Swap out these foods with these healthy options

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Making your own bread or buying it fresh from your local bakery is a healthier decision than buying commercial bread.

Wouldn’t you love to eat the same amount and lose weight? By swapping out foods with healthier options you can now eat the same amount, and benefit your health.These foods will help you be healthier and feel better both in the short and long term. Here are three foods to swap out with healthier options.

Throw out any whole milk, cream, and half and half you have. Check the nutrition facts and you’ll see it is completely full of fat and high in calories. Instead try using these three milk products: skim, soy, or almond milk. Skim milk is low in calories and fat. Soymilk has the same benefits as skim, in addition to a higher calcium and protein intake. Silk has various types of soymilk such as organic, chocolate, and light. Almond milk is purely made out of almond grounds and water;It has no soy, saturated fats, and cholesterol. It’s high in protein and low in calories, which is essential for  a balanced diet needs.

Another food to swap out is commercial bread. Take the extra step and buy a loaf from your local bakery. Here’s a tip: keep the bread in the freezer, and toast the slices whenever you want some. Commercial bread is loaded with harmful emulsifiers to make it last longer. You can even make your own bread if you want to, no need to buy a bread machine.

Buy coconut oil instead of olive oil. Although the nutrition facts read similar to olive oil, the benefits are greater than coconut oil. Dr. Oz reported that it could help boost your immune system, reduce cholesterol, keep a balanced weight, and help your skin and hair. When cooking with it, you don’t need to add as much either.

All of these products are available in your local grocery store or a few short steps away. Lead a better lifestyle and improve your healthby taking advantage  of these easy food swaps.


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