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12 Ways to Choose Healthy over Harmful

12 Ways to Choose Healthy over Harmful

Every food ingredient you put in your shopping cart is a choice. Every morsel you put into your mouth is also a choice. Why not choose healthy over harmful? Some simple reminders:

INSTEAD OF                                               TRY

White flour bread                                     Pumpernickel, rye or whole-wheat bread

Iceberg lettuce                                        Green leaf, red leaf or romaine lettuce, spinach, arugula

Bologna                                                   Hummus (it’s yummy, too!)

Salami or pastrami                                  Hard boiled eggs in pita bread

Regular mayo                                         Low-fat mayo. Better still, no mayo!

Cup of noodles                                       Hearty lentil soup

Soda or ‘fruit’ drinks                               100% fruit or vegetable juice

Cupcakes and doughnuts                       Bran or carrot muffins

Greasy fast-food burgers                        Veggie burgers

Regular pancakes                                   Buckwheat, rice flour or blue cornmeal pancakes

Frosted cereal                                         Muesli or oatmeal

Three-cheese pasta                                Herb-and-garlic pasta or whole wheat spaghetti

I’d like to add to this list. For instance, I am never sure if white flour can be successfully replaced with whole wheat flour when baking cakes and pies. Do enlighten!

 

 

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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1:46AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank you :)

7:44PM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thanks!

11:37AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Thanks

4:54AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Thank you Shubhra, for Sharing this!

1:36PM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

thanks

9:00AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Thank you, sharing

1:24AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:24AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:25AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

If your grocery cart is filled with the left column items I suggest exchanging one item at a time from the right column. It's going to take awhile to get used to the new tastes and textures but well worth the effort.

1:13AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

a good start for alternatives, plenty more out there.

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B - you are so right. Dogs do not have collar bones either. My bad. I will fix that asap.

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thanks for good info

Too much drama for me at my age, lol. Enjoyed the comments too. Thanks.

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