Foods You Shouldn’t Eat: Apply Replacements
Fast foods shouldn’t be your number one option.
Who doesn’t enjoy having rich and fatty foods, sugar donuts and sausages?
If you want to live a healthy life and want to see your grandchildren, you should think again when eating these kinds of foods.
Say NO to the following foods
Sizzling snags, this has always been a controversial issue, these foods are high in saturated fat, and salt, both of which can raise the risks of heart disease, and off-course increase the cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. So before you take a bite of a sausage think about it carefully.
What do you think of deep fried food?
Foods like this look tantalizing but are they good for you?
Loaded with fat and calories and don’t have much nutritional value to your health. You are left with greasy fingers, and a sore stomach. What comes of your fingers is what hurts you the most.
White bread, which is high in glycaemic index, and is low in fibre by eating this bread you are missing out on the goodness of whole grains and stuffing your face with the unhealthy bread which gives you that bulgy tummy.
People often don’t think of the calories in drinks, sometimes the drink has more calories than the food. Having thick-shakes is not a good idea, it is high in kilojules and saturated fat.
French fries, no matter how you have it hot or cold, still no good for you. A kind of snack that is full of starch and preservatives, and trans-fat oils. This is one of the worst for your heart and cholesterol
Doughnuts, in cookies or cheesecakes may taste yummy, but are no good treats. High in calories, saturated fat, sugar and have no benefit to your health.
Creamy salad dressing, eating salad doesn’t necessarily mean you are eating a healthy meal, the dressing is the trick to a healthy salad. The cream containing the Caesar dressing has hundreds of calories.
White rice is not good either, there are no nutritional benefits, the outer husk has been removed.
Tinned soup, chunky soups are full of sodium, one sachet contains the daily required amount of salt for an individual.
Frappuccino, easily picking up a Frappuccino is different from having an instant black coffee. It has more than one third of your daily intake and over a day’s intake of saturated fats.
White sugar, people who have more than their daily intake of calories from added sugar are twice as likely to have low levels of HDL cholesterol, compared to those who had five percent from the sweet stuff.
Fruit is the best way to add sweetness to any meal. You get your vitamins, and dietary fibre too. Honey is a good option too.
Think smart and use the following replacement foods to your daily menu
Try making your own iced coffee, blend espresso with skim milk, ice cubed, and cinnamon. Add honey for sweetening. Your waistline and heart will have no problem with this treat.
Don’t ignore your healthy eating habits, simmer onion and pumpkin, and other vegetables filled with nutrients, add in low salt chicken stock and blend all in smoothly.
Brown rice is the answer, rich in protein and fibre. Barley is rich in calcium and protein
Use balsamic vinegar, and olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, natural yogurt, to make a lovely tasting dressing which won’t only have a citrusy taste but will be most appetizing.
Rather have a slice of raisin without butter, a homemade muffin that is made with wholemeal flour and fruit, a better choice.
Instead of having French fries, bake shaved sweet potatoes, parsnip and beetroot until crispy. You can try something new, for a potato fix, bake a spud and fill with yogurt, cucumber and garlic.
You can try to make your own smoothie with berries, mint, yogurt, honey, skimmed milk, and some ice.
Replace bad eating habits with a swap of a lean barbecue, have a lean chicken or steak, and not charred on the grid, but lightly browned .
You should take time in making a healthy meal, use some olive oil, and lemon for taste in your fish, and spuds when baking or grilling, also add some herbs to give it the rich flavour.
Eat whole grains, you will feel lighter and better.