Making a change for the better can be hard. Finding healthy alternatives to some of the heavily processed ingredients and foods we love is a challenge. But fear not, change doesn’t have to happen overnight, even making a few small adjustments to you kitchen stock can get you on your way. If you fancy giving it a try then these 8 kitchen essentials may be just what you have been looking for.
Coconut oil is a great way to add a bit of health and favour to your foods. It is improves energy expenditure, helps burn fat, boosts the brain, and is full of highly beneficial fatty acids. Populations that eat a lot of it are some of the healthiest in the world – so try using it every now and again!
Not something easily found in the supermarket, liquid aminos make for a terrific healthy replacement for soy source – which is often full of processed ingredients.
Coconut aminos are very similar to liquid aminos, such as Braggs. The difference is that the coconut makes it sweeter, giving you a bit more versatility. It is a fantastic alternative to teriyaki sauce.
Almond butter makes for an excellent tasty addition to the kitchen. It is absolutely brimming with protein and healthy fats – making it ideal for snacking on and beating back those cravings.
Want an alternative to chips and crisps? Try some nuts and seeds. These are full of essential and healthy fatty acids, as well as a plethora of other healthy nutrients – which cannot be said for chips!
Sugar has become a plague on modern society, and has been linked to a great number of health problems. Liquid stevia offers a viable alternative to sugar, and is a much healthier way to sweeten your baking and drinks. If you get some, make sure it is pure, and doesn’t contain additional things like dextrose bulking agents.
Quinoa can nicely supplement practically any meal. It is full of fibre, protein, iron and amino acids – all of which help keep your body running at top capacity. It is one of the healthiest foods about, so make sure your pantry is stocked up!
Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, fresh ginger has a lot of real and beneficial applications when consumed regularly, and is a well-known way to fight off inflammation. Try adding it into your cooking.