When I first became sick, I had to very quickly make changes to my diet. There was no easing into it, as I felt the effects of every unhealthy choice I made. It was overwhelming to completely relearn everything I knew about cooking and food. I was eating a moderately healthy diet before, but I hadn’t realized how many unhealthy choices I was still making. From ingredients in baking to personal care,
I had to research and change everything that I was using. I’m hoping this series of “simple swaps” will help others make an easy transition into healthy living and eating.
I’ll start with an easy swap that many may already be doing, sea salt.
Table salt contains unnecessary ingredients such as sugar, unnatural iodine and anti caking agents. With the rapid drying method used to produce table salt, there are virtually no minerals left in it. Sea salt is a healthier choice as it contains trace minerals, including potassium, magnesium and calcium without the added chemicals and sugar.
Sea salt can be bought at any grocery store and is used the same in cooking. If you are sensitive to saltiness you many want to use a little less sea salt than you would table salt.
With these topics there is more information than can be fully covered in one post. Please leave a comment below with any questions and stay tuned for more information in future posts.