They make some smart food swaps
With a recent study finding that a high-sugar diet could be driving breast cancer, it’s time to cut down on the sweet stuff. How? Load up on delicious, healthier ingredients to ensure that you don’t feel deprived. “I have a sweet tooth, so I use dates and pecan nuts to prevent cravings,” says Irene Arango, co-founder and chef of raw food restaurant NAMA Foods. Now steal it
Irene suggests using date paste, vanilla powder, raw cacao, coconut sugar, cinnamon and bananas to sweeten your coffee, smoothies and cakes. “And I stock up on energy bars with dates, almonds or protein powder, so I can still make healthy choices, even in a rush,” she says.
“Another tip to boost your greens is to replace your main meal with a salad, such as kale, cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes and sunflower seeds, then have what would have been your main meal on a small plate, as a side. That way you don’t feel deprived,” adds Irene.