Food Alternatives for Healthier Living

By: Crown Asia
Food Alternatives for Healthier Living

Make healthy living work for you with these simple ingredient switches.

For the busy professional, making do with heavy, often fatty meals is one of the easiest go-to strategies to keep your stomach full. But being full doesn’t equate to being healthy. As well, numerous fatty meals from different restaurants fill the commercial spaces of busy corporate buildings. It is rare to find healthy meals nowadays and it is indeed harder. And sometimes, preparing food can be a hassle. Cooking in your RFO House and Lot is easy but mix that with a tight schedule and deadlines, and you will surely end up with take-out. So, if you’re looking to change your lifestyle for the best, there’s no better time to do it than now!

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Colored Rice Instead of White Rice

While white rice is the main ingredient for many beloved Filipino dishes, it’s also a huge calorie carrier that contributes heavily to weight gain. It also adds to the risks of diabetes as rice is made of glucose as well. However, you don’t have to get rid of white rice entirely, but if you’re an almost daily rice eater, swap that every now and then with one of the colored rice varieties, like brown or red, for a much lighter yet equally filling and nutrient-packed meal. For local superfood options, check out AllDay Supermarket as different types of rice are available there. AllDay Supermarkets are found near Crown Asia’s Properties and its RFO House and Lot, giving its residents easy access to healthy food options as well as quality products. Visit your nearest AllDay Supermarket today.

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Vegetable Chips Instead of Potato Chips

The addictive quality of packaged chips makes it a constant presence in Netflix binge-watching, but let’s be real — junk food does nothing for your overall health even if the packaging says so. The next time you get cravings for some, go for veggie chips! Pre-packaged kale chips are readily available in supermarkets and pop-up stores. Since these can get quite pricey, get the most affordable vegetables from your nearest supermarket or grocery store, and make your own low-fat veggie chips. You can slice some carrots, zucchini, and sweet potatoes, and pop them in the oven for a quick bake. The naturally flavorful, much healthier crisp will make saying goodbye to potato chips a breeze.

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Coconut Flour Instead of All-Purpose Flour

If you’re into creating baked goods, make your treats healthier with coconut flour. Airier and more fiber-filled than the regular wheat varieties, coconut flour is also gluten-free. Its unprocessed and nutritious properties may aid in proper digestion, maintain normal blood sugar levels, and keep your heart healthy and happy. Since the Philippines is the second-largest producer of coconuts in the world, it’s easy to find this kind of flour in the country.

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Egg Whites Instead of Whole Eggs

Did you know that yolks contain almost all the calories and cholesterol in an egg? While whole eggs are packed with benefits, if you’re watching your weight or have cholesterol problems, the numbers add up considerably when you eat them often. So, set aside those yolks, and consume only the fluffy whites for a low-calorie, high-protein meal. Your meals — and stomach — will feel much lighter afterward. Worried about wasting egg yolks? Just use them as ingredients for sauces, pancakes, pudding, or anything you’d like to bake in your RFO House and Lot.

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Almond Milk Instead of Cow’s Milk

If you thought almonds were only for snacking, think again! These fatty nuts can be turned into wonderfully healthy and delicious milk, making it one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s milk. It’s dairy-free and low in calorie content and will taste great when paired with your favorite cereal. This option is also ideal for vegans and/or lactose intolerant. Be sure to get the raw, unsweetened kind to avoid unnecessary sugar intake. A huge bonus: this is a DIY option that you can do at home. Soak cups of almonds for a few hours, rinse to remove the skin, blend with water, and strain with cheesecloth. You’ll have fresh almond milk in no time.

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Potatoes Instead of Rice

Even though rice and potatoes have their own nutritious side, switching from rice to potatoes would help guide you to the path of healthy eating. A baked potato has a more nutritious content compared to white rice, granted calorie-laden toppings aren’t added to it. Comparing potatoes to white rice, potatoes have lower calories and fat, and higher fiber. Potatoes also contain more vitamins and minerals. But this is not saying that rice is bad. Brown rice is also not a bad option but a potato is still healthier. But if you want to switch to potatoes instead of rice and would want a healthier option, switch to Sweet Potatoes instead as they are healthier.

These are just a few cost-effective and commonly found ingredient substitutes you can get today to take care of yourself better. After all, good health is the foundation for your pursuit of the life that you dream of having especially in a Crown Asia RFO House and Lot. Remember, a healthier lifestyle also requires exercise. Go jog or train around the serene community of your RFO House and Lot while also eating healthier with these alternatives. So, switch up now and live a healthier life! 

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