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Food allergies and specific diet programs can greatly alter the foods you can consume. Although you may not be able to eat certain foods, your body still needs nutritional support in order to sustain itself. Perhaps your diet prevents you from cooking certain dishes that you once loved because it doesn’t conform to your dietary plans. This infographic, provided by Now Foods, demonstrates what you can substitute in order to create alternatives to the foods you like while receiving the nutrients your body needs.
Flours and Grains
According to the information provided in the infographic, there are many alternatives to flour and wheat. If you need a gluten-free alternative for baking or simply want to avoid wheat altogether, this list is quite extensive with alternatives. By substituting flour with any of these replacements, you can enjoy baking without being restricted.
Table sugar can be detrimental to health and fitness in large quantities. This infograph displays alternatives you can use for several suggested purposes. These are all low-fat and contain less saturated fats than the traditional sugar that is used in a variety of recipes.
Oils and Emulsifiers
Oils are used in a wide range of applications from deep-fried foods to sautéing vegetables. In this list, you are provided with a handful of oils and emulsifiers that will assist you in cooking without a lot of the carbs and sugars that may be involved.
Soups and sauces are often used with thickening agents to prevent the dish from being watery. If you plan on creating any of these recipes, look for alternatives you can use that are low in fats and sugars while avoiding wheat and eggs.
Your body requires a certain amount of protein in order to continue functioning properly. Traditionally, high-protein meals contain meat products, one of the most significant sources of protein. However, the infographic shows you what you can use as a substitute in meat-based recipes as well as snacks and milk alternatives.
Just because a certain food is not in your dietary plan, doesn’t mean you have to go without. By using the healthier alternatives, you can enjoy meals without risking your health or dietary plans.