Healthy food isn't always less appetizing than unhealthy food. Here are a couple of food swap ideas you could implement in your daily life that may make a difference for your health or if you're looking to lose weight!
Maple Syrup Instead of Sugar
If you're trying to cut down on sugar but still need some sweetness in your food, use maple syrup instead! Refined sugar is known to have high calories and stripped of nutrients, while maple syrup has antioxidants, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and many more nutrients!
Sweet Potatoes Instead of Potatoes
Potatoes can be so addictive but if you really can't let go of them, try swapping it for sweet potatoes! They are packed with minerals and vitamins, plus they have lower GI ranking than potatoes. If you're planning to lose weight, this is a better option!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Instead of Vegetable Oil
Cooking oil makes a lot of difference to your meal. Using extra virgin olive oil as a substitute for vegetable oil can be way healthier from its monounsaturated fat (good fats) content and antioxidant properties. Olive oil can also help control cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart disease.
Sourdough or Wholemeal Bread Instead of White Bread
White bread is so addictive, especially when making toast or sandwiches. For a healthier alternative, try having sourdough or wholemeal/grain bread. There are little to no nutrients in white bread because it's primarily made from white flour. However, swapping to the other alternatives gives you fibre, vitamins, and minerals!
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