4 healthy substitutes for butter, white sugar, pasta and coffee
Making small changes in the daily diet is a boon to human health.
- Avocado instead of butter – use avocado spread on a slice of bread, toast, crackers and pastries instead of spreading butter, margarine or butter. Avocado contains healthy and unsaturated fatty acids and potassium (which lowers blood pressure). Mash the peeled and cleaned avocado. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice, one tablespoon of olive oil, crushed garlic, salt, pepper and parsley.
- Date syrup instead of white sugar – date syrup is less harmful than regular sugar. Add date syrup to oatmeal, salad dressing. It can be used in desserts instead of sweeteners. Make homemade syrup by boiling dates. The syrup will retain all the nutrients (especially the fiber that helps maintain blood sugar levels).
- Matcha tea instead of coffee, pour matcha powder into hot milk (or soy milk). You get a healthy drink with plenty of vitamins and antioxidants to wake you up. Matcha powder is obtained by finely grinding green tea leaves or can be purchased in health food stores. It can be eaten on its own. Add to cakes and other desserts, even pasta (for example, spaghetti).
- Spelta instead of white pasta – pasta made from spelta flour contains less gluten and plenty of vitamins and minerals (vitamin B1, niacin and magnesium, which are important for a healthy person but also for people with diabetes). Nutrients from the mixture do not burden the digestive system. The organism easily adopts these substances, which at the same time quickly enter the bloodstream. It is prepared according to the same recipes as pasta from refined white flour.