Make the Switch
By Emma Thompson, Musculoskeletal Therapist
Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle can be quite overwhelming. Often our biggest downfall is implementing too many changes at once. Making smaller adjustments to begin with ensures that we stay motivated and limits the risk of feeling deprived of the foods that comfort us.
The below foods are commonly found in most Australian households. By making the switch from low-nutrient options to more nutrient-dense foods you are already implementing healthier options without creating too much disruption, and are well on your way to cleaner living.
|Food Group||Low Nutrient Density||High Nutrient Density|
|Salt||Table Salt||Celtic Salt, Himalayan Salt, Black Lava Salt|
|Raw Honey, Rice Malt Syrup, Maple Syrup,|
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
|Spreads||Margarine||Organic Butter, Ghee, Avocado|
|Rice||White Rice||Brown Rice, Quinoa, Wild Rice, ‘Cauli’ Rice|
|Pasta||White Pasta||Buckwheat Pasta, Spelt Pasta, Vegetable Spirals|
|Bread||White Bread||Freshly Baked Sourdough|
|Organic Milk, Plant Based Milks|