Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't need to be about restrictions and watching everything you consume! There is this thought that healthy foods aren't as delicious or can be a bit of a mission to cook. This just isn't true! You can still enjoy tasty meals when you ditch and switch to wholesome products. You'll be benefiting from restorative alternatives instead of foods that aren't good for you.
We aren't saying you shouldn't enjoy the good things in life; there are just more suitable alternatives that are less harmful for you and have better nutritional value! Small Swaps can have a huge impact on your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Choosing healthier alternatives can boost your mood & cognitive ability, promote overall health, improve gut health, decrease inflammation in the body and help to support the management of chronic conditions.
In the blog, we discuss how you can ditch and switch harmful foods for yummy options that are far better for you and will promote increased joy and vitality.
Snacks get a bad reputation, but it is perfectly healthy to enjoy a snack with great nutritional content!
Snacks provide that energy boost you need if a few hours have passed since you last ate. Your blood glucose levels drop when you haven't eaten for several hours, and a healthy snack can balance your levels! Snacks may even help you eat less because you won't be ravenous by the time your next meal comes around. Snacking can prevent overeating and keep your hunger levels stable.
The snacks you choose are very important! You want to avoid snacks that are high in carbs, sugar, and preservatives with little to no nutritional value. These snacks do not benefit your body in any way, are harmful and promote the idea of filling a void at a very high cost to your body.
Rather choose snacks that fill the void and actually fuel your body, support its well-being and maintain vitality. Our NuSeed Packs are the ideal snack! They consist of controlled portions of dry roasted seeds with both sweet and savoury flavours to satisfy any craving; conveniently packed in 30g sachets, these are perfect for on-the-go snacking, healthy lunch boxes, or a little pick-me-upper. Give your body the benefit of valuable energy reserves, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, proteins, and dietary fibres.
Try our delectable selection of NuSeed products and find your favourite snack today!
Even for people without gluten sensitivity, consuming gluten-containing foods can cause inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the body's response to injury or infection, but when it becomes chronic, it can lead to a range of health problems. By choosing gluten-free options, you can reduce inflammation in the body and promote overall health.
In addition to the health benefits, gluten-free options like quinoa, red sorghum, and amaranth can provide a range of nutrients, including fibre, vitamins, and minerals. By incorporating these alternatives, you can diversify your diet and provide your body with a wider range of nutrients.
Gluten-free alternatives will benefit your bodily functions instead of inhibiting them, as your body won't have to fight off inflammation. In other words, provide your body with the nutrients it needs to function optimally without the added stress of inflammation caused by gluten. This can lead to increased energy, improved digestion, and better health.
Try these gluten-free options:
These fantastic products will make a substantial impact on your energy levels and the health of your digestive system. Switch out gluten for gluten-free options and see how this small change can make a big impact.
Plant-based milk is fast becoming the new go-to for everyone's cereal and coffee! You don't have to use alternative milk for only your coffee, it can also be used to replace the milk in cooking and baking.
Recent research suggests that dairy may contribute to inflammation in the body. Dairy products can be high in saturated fat, which can cause inflammation. If your body is constantly fighting inflammation, it can have serious negative effects on your health.
Plant-based milk offers a wide range of vitamins and minerals. A glass of soy milk contains roughly 7 grams of protein. While almond milk contains Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. If you are vegan or following a plant-based diet, milk alternatives are the best choice for you! Plant-based milk is a convenient and tasty way to obtain the same nutrients found in dairy milk, such as calcium and vitamin D. Additionally, plant-based milks can offer a range of other nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, which are not found in dairy milk. Plant-based milks are also hormone-free as opposed to diary milk which is often packed with hormones that are harmful to your body.
So, the next time you shop, consider making this switch and try plant-based milks for a healthier more nutritional option.
Swap dairy for these plant-based milks:
Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean that you have to give up the occasional sweet treat or dessert! If you are conscious of what you are consuming and you choose healthier alternatives... you are already making small changes that can have a big impact.
Swapping sugar out and replacing it with high-quality pure honey is one way to ensure that you are gaining some benefit from that sweetness. Sugar holds very little to no nutritional value, whereas honey contains vitamins, minerals, powerful antioxidants, and wonderful healing properties.
You still need to be mindful to use honey in moderation as it is still recognised as sugar within the body, but at least this way it comes with a ton of benefits too. When choosing an alternative sweetener, always be aware of the inherent natural sugar content and be sure to stay away from harmful, toxic chemicals - aim to go as natural as possible.
Another way to fulfil those sweet cravings is to try our range of NuMe products. Enjoy a scrumptious sugar-free, gluten-free NuMe Chocolate & Pecan Nut brownie without any of the guilt of having a regular brownie!
Our NuMe products are packed with protein, low-carb and high in fibre with no artificial additives. They are made with ingredients that are good for you and give you more nutrients than any other brownie could.
Switch & Ditch with us
We suggest that you try to ditch the harmful stuff that doesn't add any valuable nutrients to your body and switch them with foods that are nutrient-dense & delicious too! Try our products from our Ditch and Switch range to make an easy but impactful change and really amp up your health & vitality.
You can find all the products we mention on our website, or you can visit our store at Shop 116, Blueberry Square, Blueberry St, Honeydew. Our friendly and helpful Health Heroes would love to advise you on how you can achieve healthy living with yummy foods and drinks.
Let's Ditch & Switch our way to a healthier lifestyle together!