Monday, January 18, 2010

Healthy Switches to Make for Your Diet

Eating unhealthy food one moment then switching to greener choices the next can be daunting and often lead to setbacks. Instead of drastically changing your eating habits, gradually make room for a healthier and balanced diet.

Switching and introducing a healthier food item at a time into your diet will allow you to better appreciate their nutritional values and stick to the changes. Here are some switches to try:

1. Sweet potatoes in favor of white taters
Sweet potatoes can give you the same comfort of white spuds, but with more health benefits. Roast, bake, mash, or boil them for a flavorful and colorful side dish with a load of vitamins A and C.

2. Walnuts rather than croutons
If you like a bit of crunch in your salad, opt for walnuts instead of croutons. Walnuts are rich in good fat and are also a good source of protein. They are also crunchier and tastier.

.3. Dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
You don't have to give up your chocolate addiction. Just switch to dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Dark chocolates have antioxidants called flavonoids as opposed to the added sugar milk chocolate had.

-Tin Gonzaga

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