We all know the struggles of trying to stick to the newest trendy diet that seems to work for everyone but you. Whether it’s the 5:2, weight watchers, no carbs or whatever else is being recommended in the latest dietary magazines. Sticking to a strict diet can be gruelling and an uphill battle but fear not, there may be a saving grace. The answer lies in identifying everyday easy to access, nutritious foods. Have a look at 10 simple alternatives that you can substitute into your everyday diet.
The fruit and veg isle at your local supermarket is full of healthy snack options that can be substituted into your everyday diet with ease. Packed with vitamin K & C, high in potassium and low in calories, Blueberries are as nutritious as they come. Try mixing it with your breakfast cereal or a bowl with lunch, whatever suits you best.
You won’t see many superfood lists with coming across Almonds. A light, easy to digest option that you can snack away on for hours. Almonds are a great source of vitamin E and magnesium and proven to lower cholesterol. Why not take a packet to work and nibble away at them at your desk and your mid-day snack cravings will be gone.
Having a bowl of Oatmeal in the first thing morning is a perfect way of getting a high-fibre meal in your diet. The fibre content will give you an increase in energy to kick start your day. Known for prolonging the feeling of fullness, Oatmeal is a great way of carrying you through those early mornings.
Getting the right kind of protein from your diet is an important issue that fish is great at addressing. Full of protein, Salmon has omega 3 fatty acids which help lower cholesterol and combat heart disease. Cook some for dinner and pair it with your favourite flavour combo and you will be on to a winner.
The nutrient- dense fruit of Avocado has a range of dietary benefits and is one of the healthiest fruits out there. Spread it on toast, eat it on its own or grab a guacamole dip. Avocados are high in potassium, vitamins C, B & K and are a great superfood that you can substitute into your diet.
Popeye’s age old acquaintance Spinach is crammed with nutrients that could boost your diet in all the right ways. Not only is it good for your insides but can benefit your eyesight, skin, teeth and bones. Try it in a salad or with your dinner and you won’t regret it.
⑦ Green Tea
What to drink with your meals if you are trying to get on a healthier diet? There are a few alternatives but why not opt for a relaxing cup of green tea? The leaves from Green Tea are rich in antioxidants that regulate levels of glucose which lowers the risk of diabetes.
Studies show that Broccoli is a terrific food source in helping prevent cardiovascular disease. Subbing this green into your diet is as easy as it gets. Have a portion on your plate for dinner and you will increase your source of vitamin A, C & K without any have a tasty veg in your diet.
There are a number of ways you can easily incorporate Eggs into your diet. Omelettes, scrambled, boiled, devilled, poached, in a salad and so on. Not only are they rich in protein, Eggs are also full of Choline which is a nutrient that benefits the liver, brain and energy levels.
The last superfood on our list might just be the tastiest. Almost everybody’s favourite fruit, Strawberries. Add Strawberries to your diet and you won’t be sorry. A delicious source of copper, iodine, magnesium and Vitamins B & C. Eat them at any time of the day and they will be sure to brighten up your diet.