5 easy food swaps to stay healthy

Published on:8 October 2021, 21:22pm IST

Who doesn't like munching on their favourite foods or gulp down their beverages of liking? However, unhealthy eating habits can impact overall health. Here are 5 food swaps that you can make to eat in a healthier way.

1. Replace sugar with jaggery 1/5

Jaggery is made mostly with sugar cane or date palm, and helps aid digestion, provides iron to the body, and ward off cold and cough. Due to its unrefined nature, jaggery not justhelps sweeten your meals and drinks, but also manages to retain traces of iron, fibre and various mineral salts. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Makhana instead of chips 2/5

Fox nuts or makhanas are loaded with several nutrients, which makes it a perfect healthy snacking option. It is a tasty fiber rich snack, which you can roast and munch on to satiate hunger. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Nimbu pani over aerated drinks 3/5

Nimbu pani or lemon water is loaded with vitamin C and can replenish your hydration levels, whereas aerated drinks can dehydrate you and cause obesity. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Chuck ice cream for yoghurt 4/5

Fruits such as strawberry and blueberry, along with chilled yoghurt, is a great alternative to ice cream. This combination will provide essential nutrients like fiber, iron, protein, calcium, and vitamins. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Swap desserts with dark chocolate 5/5

Dark chocolate is rich in magnesium and loaded with antioxidants. This nutritious and delicious treat is also helpful in reducing the risk factors for heart disease. Image courtesy: Shutterstock