10 Healthy Food Swaps You Never Thought To Try

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(Last Updated On: March 28, 2017)

For once, make achieving your “get healthy” resolution easy. No gimmicks, just some simple everyday changes to have a happy and healthy year! – Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.

Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to getting back into shape. While complete diet makeovers can be overwhelming, focusing on small and easy changes makes healthy eating more manageable and sustainable for a long period.

The great thing about these changes is you don’t have to stop it, just swap it. Swap this for that; it’s all about eating fewer food that are high in calories, fat, salt and sugars and swapping them for a healthier alternative. It might look little difficult to start with but once you have the hold of it there is no looking back.

Try these healthy food swaps that will surely take you from being fat to fit:

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 Swap Out: Fatty Meat   |   Swap In: Lean meat

Fatty meat such as beef, pork,  steak are a big source of saturated fat. We are not asking to give up on it forever just try swapping it with lean meat such as fish at least twice a week, after all it has loads of heart-healthy omega-3 fat. It’s worth trying!

 Swap Out: Sugar    |   Swap In: Cinnamon

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If you’ve been trying to cut out on sugar, cinnamon is the winner here. Cinnamon will not only add a rich flavor to the dish but will also infuse its health benefits.  

 Swap Out: Salt    |   Swap In: Fresh or Dried Herbs & Spices

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Whether you have high blood pressure or not, it’s always wise to watch your salt intake. Get creative with herbs and seasonings to give different flavor to your dish without worrying salt. In fact you can also try this tip: don’t add salt while cooking, sprinkle it on your dish just before serving. Check out the list for herbs and spices. A simple swap will go long way!

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Priyanka Verma is currently working as a Food Nutritionist at Portea. She has completed her Masters in Food Science and Nutrition from University of Leeds (UK). She actively contributes for our official and other external health and nutrition blogs.

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