Photo: Unsplash/@brookelark

3 Simple and Healthy Food Swaps You Can Implement at Home

There are many people who have decided to make 2019 a year of healthy eating choices and maintaining a more balanced diet. Here are a few healthy food swaps to help you accomplish your goals towards a healthier lifestyle.

Buckwheat flour



As unappealing as this type of flour may sound, buckwheat flour is actually perfect to bake with. Whether that’s in your morning pancakes or for your daughter’s birthday cake, buckwheat is a great alternative for usual flour because of the health benefits it has. It works to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, which actually encourages a healthy heart. It’s also high in fiber, gluten-free,  helps to prevent diabetes, and is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Plus, you won’t even be able to taste the difference, so it’s a win-win situation. Now that I’ve put it this way, what’s not to love about buckwheat flour?

Almond milk, cashew milk, and oat milk



Almond milk, along with cashew milk, and oat milk, are nutritious swaps for cow’s milk and are loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Unfortunately, not many people know the disadvantages of drinking cow’s milk and because there are so many, it’s sad to think that they’re all missing out on a healthier option.

The problem with cow’s milk is mainly that we aren’t built to drink another mammals milk. Because of this, our bodies cannot soak up all the vitamins and nutrients found in cow’s milk. So, the benefits of cow’s milk get canceled out. Consider a non-dairy alternative and slowly start to eliminate regular milk from you and your family’s diets.

Coconut oil and coconut butter



Using coconut oil to encourage healthy hair growth and clear skin are just the more well-known health benefits of the plant-based oil. You can also use coconut oil in cooking and coconut butter for baking or to spread over your slices of bread.