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Healthy food swaps to make in 2018

Taking 2018 in your hands and choosing to live a healthier lifestyle and eat the right foods for your body is the most encouraging resolution to make. Reading through these healthy food alternatives will give you the inspiration to succeed.

Matcha water instead of squash

We all understand that plain water isn’t as appealing as squash, but with so many sugars and additives that lie within the ingredients of that orange squash, it’ best to leave it behind in 2017.

Instead, add Matcha to your fresh glass of water for an added boost of energy. Additionally, try out Matcha tea from Clearspring to replace your usual morning cuppa.

Maple syrup instead of sugar

Maple syrup is actually much better for you than spoons of sugar in your cuppa or bowl of porridge. It’s a good swap when you aren’t ready to completely illuminate your sweet tooth’s cravings.

Maple syrup is a great edible that boosts your immune system and holds anti-inflammatory properties. And that’s much more than you could say about sugar!

Sweet potato instead of white potato

Speaking of keeping your sweet-tooth quiet; sweet potato is tastier and healthier than your usual, plain white spud. Next time your cooking up a Sunday roast, grill some vegetables and sweet potato cubes.

Everyone will love the sweeter taste regardless of the health benefits. But seeing as we’re on the topic, here are the benefits of choosing sweet over white spuds:

  • Strong nutritional value – manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, potassium, dietary fibre, niacin and phosphorus
  • Fewer carbs than white potato – 20g per 100g
  • Lower in calories – 86 calories per 100g
  • Higher in vitamins – vitamin A, C, B6, B1 and B2

A healthy body creates a happy mind

Here’s to a happier, healthier version of you! We wish you all the best for 2018, and we’d be grateful if you were to keep us updated with your healthy 2018 journey in the comments below.

Do you know of any healthier food swaps that will help our readers in their mission to a healthy lifestyle?