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Swapping this for that

With a growing epidemic of food intolerances, even ‘healthy’ foods may not be the correct choice for some people. If you have a negative reaction to a food or food group, most likely you should swap it for something else.

Examples of common negative reactions to foods may be:

Bloating after meals: Sluggish or fatigue after eating: Nausea: Indigestion: Headaches: Weight gain: Dizziness: Lethargy: Irritability or Aggression

Simple dietary changes (or swaps) can make a huge difference to your health. The easiest way to start, is to eat foods that keep your tummy happy. Your gut is the centre of your immune system and metabolism. If your digestion is adequate, your body finds it easier to function.

Remember to change your daily eating regimes every couple of weeks (especially to avoid plateau in weight loss regimes). Our bodies can’t always tolerate the same foods over and over again, you’d be surprised at how quickly your body can respond. Opt to reduce foods that are high in refined sugars, carbohydrates and artificial flavours. High sugar diets increase fat storage in the body, possibly leading to weight gain and chronic conditions such as insulin resistance and diabetes. Excess sugar consumption can leave us feeling extremely hungry and tired. Fats, fibre and protein however, help to keep us fuller for longer, stabilizing our blood sugar levels.