A piece of fruit, some almond milk in your smoothie,
or a piece of grilled fish for dinner. All healthy choices, right? Sometimes
apparently healthy, or what you’ve been told are healthy choices, could be
better. Taking a closer look at some yields some things you didn’t think about.
Below are 5 common healthy choices and a better and more nutritious substitute.
Almond Milk vs Coconut Milk
are if you make smoothies you choose one of these liquids: cow milk, soymilk,
almond milk, rice milk, or coconut milk. With almond milk, you’re primarily paying for
water and zero nutrition. Coconut Milk on the other hand has Lauric Acid, which
is tremendous for the gut and overall digestive health, contains beneficial
fats, and boosts the immune system.
Farm Raised Fish vs Wild Fish
don’t know if you know this but Atlantic Salmon does not mean it comes from the
ocean. It is a breed of fish raised in fenced off pens sometimes miles inland
in a trench of water. Fed a diet of anything from corn and soybeans to dogfood to
fatten them quickly, they are fed orange-dyed foods or beta carotene chips just
to add in that pink salmon color. Thefat they produce is not the beneficial Omega-3 variety they get in the
wild, but inflammatory Omega-6. Always ask your waiter if the fish is wild or
Gluten Free vs Grain Free.
is the latest marketing gimmick where another grain besides wheat is used.
Oats, soybeans, corn, and rice are the usual suspects and they all come with
their own form of gluten which still increase your intake of cheap rapidly
digestible carbohydrates translating to excessive blood sugar and insulin. Your
Carbs should almost always come from vegetables and a little fruit, never
grains. Read more on this topic HERE-Leavitt August 1013