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Swap in these Foods to Stay Healthy

by on April 28, 2016

If you want to take your health to the next level, there are some foods you need to avoid at all costs. Luckily I’ve listed some easy swaps you can make so you still feel like you’re getting your fill. Here are some of the ways you can replace the bad guys.
1. Swap white rice with cauliflower
You might have seen bags of cauliflower rice popping up on grocery store shelves lately. Grains have recently been shunned and for good reason. Grains in general are very rough on your digestion. There is a reason why the Kings and Queens of the past lived longer than the commoners. They could afford a balanced diet and had exotic fruit and fish sent to them from foreign lands. You don’t want to eat like a commoner, do you? One really easy way to lessen your grain load is to trade it for cauliflower. Buy it already ground or grind it yourself in a food processor. Add in fresh herbs and some butter or olive oil. It’s just like rice, really!
2. Swap ice cream with bananas
This might sound a little…unique. But if you have a sweet tooth that just can’t be tamed, blend up some frozen bananas and you’ve got creamy banana ice cream. Regular ice cream is the ultimate no no. It has high amounts of sugar AND fat. Cow’s milk specifically, is pumped full of hormones and antibiotics that you definitely do not want in your body. Bananas contain fruit sugar, but it’s used as fuel by your body and brain immediately, unlike table sugar which is unrecognizable by your body and ends up wrecking havoc on your digestion.
3. Swap canola oil with coconut oil
Canola oil is THE WORST. It’s highly inflammatory and can cause scarring on the lining of your intestines! That doesn’t sound too good does it? Sunflower and vegetable oils are a tiny bit better, but still in the same arena. Avoid the damaging effects of canola oil and start using coconut oil! Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides. This is highly beneficial for heart function. It is also naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It can be found in a liquid form or in a butter-like solid form.
4. Swap coffee with green juice
Your morning coffee might make you feel like a million bucks, but is it the best thing for you in the long run? As you know, coffee is a stimulant and after the initial high, there’s going to be a crash. You knew it was coming, that’s why you’re already brewing your second cup. Having a green juice in the morning instead of coffee will give you “real” energy that will last all day. Greens are rich in minerals, a key component to getting your body energized as well as contributing to your overall health and vitality. Make a blend of celery, parsley, cucumber, green apple and ginger. It’ll make you feel like you’re invincible.

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