Healthy Food Substitutes

1. Avocado for butter
Instead of spreading your brad or biscuit with butter, why not try avocado, thy are good for th heart, great for improving your skin tone and appearance, great for keeping cholesterol levels in check, they are fiber rich and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Most importantly, they taste great as a spread.

2. Homemade food for fastfood
Not only are homemade food cheaper than fast food, they are also healthier. Fast food typically contain a lot of calories, saturated fats, sugar and salts. With homemade meals, you can control your portions and ingredients. You also make use of fresh ingredients when cooking unlike fast food who usually make use of frozen food.

3. Fruit cups for chocolates and sweets
We all love chocolate but for the sake of our fitness and health, we could substitute that twix bar for a vitamin-rich fruit cup. Also important to note, fresh fruits are low in calories than dried fruits. We end up with double the calories when we eat dried fruits.

4. Plain yogurt with fresh fruit for flavored yogurt
Lets ditch that artificially processed flavored yogurt for plain yogurt and throw in some fresh fruits for some flavor. That way we avoid excess sugar in the flavored yogurt.

5. Red wine for white wine
The main difference between white and red wine has to do with whether the grape juice is fermented with the grape skins. To make white wine, grapes are pressed and skins, seeds and stems are removed before fermentation. Red wine has been proven to be healthier than white wine with higher amounts of vitamins and minerals, however white wine contains less calories lol.

6. Olive oil for butter
Instead of butter for that stir fry meal, go for olive oil! Preferably olive oil with the spray can, that help you manage the amount you use. Olive oil improves nail health, controls cholesterol, relives constipation, strengthens bones and is good for diabetic patients.

7. Sweet potato fries for French fries
Sweet potato fries improves your cardiovascular health because of its fiber content and is rich in vitamin A and potassium. However cooking them the right way is crucial to gaining all its benefits, instead of deep frying, oven bake them!

8. Popcorn for potato chips
Frankly, they both sound rather unhealthy, but Plain, air-popped (not microwaved) popcorn is generally agreed to be a good alternative to other snacks like potato chips, candy or cookies. With no salt and no butter/oil, popcorn is a better alternative! Just try adding some natural flavors like cinnamon.

9. Avocado mash for mayo
Once again, avocado for the win. Although Mayonnaise could be seen as a healthier alternative, avocado mash will always be better!

10. Oven or pan-frying for deep-frying
Deep-frying is a big no! To be completely fair, the healthiest alternative to fried food at all is just to oven bake. Unfortunately sometimes, we actually have to fry, so if you must, do it the healthiest way, go for olive oil, use as little oil as you can and pan-fry.

11. Steaming for boiling
Steamed vegetables are more nutritious because during the boiling process, some nutrients leach out of the vegetables and into the cooking water. The longer they cook, the more nutrients escape.

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