Top 3 Healthy Food Swaps
What’s more important, a healthy diet or enjoying what you eat? Thankfully, you don’t have to choose. It’s easy to boost the nutritional value of your meals without giving up the foods you love. Swapping your regular fare for something that offers greater health benefits and a similar culinary experience is a great way to kick your diet up a notch. Get started now with these top three healthy food swaps:
Swap 1: Granola for Muesli
Granola is not as healthy as it looks. The high sugar content of most store bought brands is enough to qualify them as dessert. Instead, fill your morning hunger with unsweetened muesli. The wholesome mix of raw nuts, seeds, and oats will up your fibre intake, while the dried fruit will satisfy your sweet tooth without added sweeteners. To further boost your morning fibre intake, sprinkle PGX® granules onto your muesli.*
Swap 2: Ranch Dressing for Balsamic and Olive Oil
It doesn’t make sense to top nutritious greens with a dressing that’s high in sodium and contains artificial flavors and preservatives. Instead, swap that bottle of ranch for an exquisite mix of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil – a big player in the Mediterranean diet. If you’re not a fan of olive oil, try homemade tzatziki or guacamole.
Swap 3: Barbecued Burger for Prawn Skewers
It’s hard to beat the smell of a sizzling summer barbecue. But instead of flipping burgers, add prawn skewers to your menu this season. Prawns are low in fat and calories while providing an elite source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and the antioxidant astaxanthin.
Adding variety to your diet is good for your body and soul. How else can you improve your meals? Let us know in the comments section below.
*Note: Drink additional water (8 fl. oz.) after ingesting PGX. If you are taking medications, take one hour prior to or two hours after taking PGX.