Wellness - Nutrition | 0-18 yrs

Healthy Alternatives To Junk Food

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From chips loaded with salt to sugary cakes, the taste of junk food can be difficult to resist. However hard one may try to avoid junk food, it is unavoidable.

A sinful slice of chocolate cake here, a packet of chips there, can possibly cause no harm. Or can it? Once in a while can be okay but then junk foods are so addictive that one cannot resist from eating them again and again.

The end result – a number of health problems such as obesity, heart conditions, high blood pressure and certain type of diabetes.

So, what can one do in this situation? The best way is to slowly start replacing your favourite junk food such as ice cream, cakes and chips with healthy alternatives.

Ditch the bag of additives-laced and salty chips. Prepare kale chips at home instead. They are crunchy, easy on the stomach, tasty and loaded with nutrients rather than calories. The same goes for banana bread in place of cakes. Neither is it loaded with sugar nor is it high on calories. You get taste without compromising on health. A win-win situation for you!

Go through this ClipBook that looks at other healthy alternatives to junk food. Here’s to a healthier version of you.

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