Today, we’re going to talk about how you can take the average pantry and swap out a few items to elevate it and make nutrient-rich superfoods an easy part of your everyday life. It’s a problem we hear all the time that prevents people from embracing the superfood lifestyle – people just don’t know how to integrate them into their everyday life.
We understand. Life can be busy and hectic, and it may seem like complicated nutritionally dense foods and meals just can’t fit into your daily routine. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. All you need to get yourself started is to swap out those bad habit foods in your pantry with healthy, nutritionally dense food alternatives.
Sweeten up your morning ACV shot
Starting your day with a shot of apple cider vinegar (diluted with a few tablespoons of water, to prevent any harm coming to your teeth or esophagus) is becoming more and more popular inside the superfoodie community and outside. The benefits of the nutritionally dense food including improving weight loss efforts, improving blood pressure levels, regulating blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol, and helping with nasty acid reflux symptoms.
The problem with a morning glass of apple cider vinegar is that even when diluted in water, there isn’t really a way around how non-appealing the taste is. If you’re used to drinking sugar in a cup of coffee in the morning, and you’re wary of the acidic, bitter taste of vinegar in the morning, consider sweetening up the shot with some tart cherry juice! Tart cherries have been shown to relieve arthritic pain, so not only will you be getting that sweet fix you’re looking for, you’ll also be getting added benefits! Throw the sugar jar in your pantry away, and replace it with a bottle of tart cherry juice.
Replacing your saltines with Jilz Crackerz
Saltine crackers are a comfort food for many people, and even in the most barren of pantries, you’ll likely find a box of them tucked away. As comforting as the taste of saltine crackers might be, they aren’t the most nutritious.
Looking for a cracker with a similar flavour, that gives you the same satisfying crisp and crunch of saltines? You may think it’s difficult to find, but it’s just a matter of swapping out that box tucked away in your pantry. Jilz Crackerz are paleo, vegan, and gluten-free crackers with only a few, simple ingredients. You’ll never have to feel bad about the nutrients in these crackers and make it simple to fit getting superfoods into your busy lifestyle.
Swap your morning coffee for herbal coffee
From one superfoodie to another, we get this one seems the scariest. Going about your day without your morning caffeine jolt to wake you up? It seems completely impossible – but we promise, it isn’t. Toss that canister of coffee, and invest in a herbal coffee substitute to get your energy naturally!
Caffeine is a stimulating drug and can cause stress and anxiety in the regular drinkers. Increase in the stress hormone cortisol can cause weight gain, increased appetite, a decreased immune system, increases in blood pressure and heart rhythm irregularities, and digestion issues.
A herbal coffee is brewed from roasted and ground herbs that are brewed and taste like the full bodied coffee taste that caffeine lovers are used to. The nutrients found in herbal coffee are in liquid form, which means that they are more quickly absorbed into the body, offering an energy boost. Many herbal coffees contain potassium, which is known to stimulate the nervous system, oxygenate the brain, and even enhance athletic performance.
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