20 May Food Swapping for better nutrition
The food that we eat is determined by a sum of many personalized factors such as our preferred tastes, values and upbringing, and wellness goals. As a result, “healthy” eating looks different for each of us. For example, if you value animal rights, then a whole-foods plant-based diet or vegan diet might be of interest to you. Similarly, if you have a family history of chronic conditions related to the heart, then choosing foods that are optimal for heart health and avoiding those that aren’t is probably important to you. Once you determine the core reason you would like to put the spotlight on our nutrition and habits, you will have a guide to help you decide what’s best for you to eat for every meal and snack.
This article by ACE Fitness shares 21 Easy Food Swaps based on a variety of health goals. Veggie omelettes, whole grains, and lean protein choices are just a few foods mentioned in the article, but there are plenty more ideas. We hope reading the article will inspire you with a few ideas to incorporate into your nutrition habits or get the wheels turning to create your own food swaps.
If you feel stumped and aren’t sure which swaps would be most beneficial to reach your goals, let us know. We’d be happy to chat through your personal goals and game plan with you.
By Victoria Emmitt RD