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We all love butter, but you can use olive oil instead  when you’re cooking anything on the stove-top, like sautéed veggies or scrambled eggs. Unlike butter, olive oil doesn’t have cholesterol. In fact, it is known to help lower bad cholesterol while increasing levels of good cholesterol, just be sure to use extra virgin olive oil and keep it at a minimum since too much oil makes for a high-fat diet.

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Instead of Splenda and other artificial sweeteners, use date sugar to make your recipes naturally healthy. Date sugar is simply ground up dates, and it is not processed or refined. Use it the next time you go to sweeten your coffee and you will get a good dose of vitamins and minerals as well.

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Use avocado instead of mayonnaise for a sandwich spread. Besides the fact that avocados are a nutrient-rich food that come packed with omega-3 and good fatty acids, some reviews actually state that they taste better than mayonnaise!

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Swap white bread for whole grain brown bread, it is much healthier and tastes delicious too.

While these swaps are healthier options in my own opinion, I know everyone has their own specific dietary needs. If you know what works for your body and what feels healthiest to your body, stick to what you’re doing. But otherwise, give these ingredient swaps a try and let us know what you think.

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