Food Swaps You Must Try

Food-Swap

 

 

 

Want to improve your diet? Explore your options and try our top healthy choices that you can find at any of the Davis Dining Commons or other on-campus dining venues.

  • White Rice for QUINOA

Quinoa has become a popular grain due to its unique health benefits. It is rich in fiber and antioxidants, which are chemical agents that help fight off disease and prevent cell damage. Quinoa is also a great source of protein and provides all of the nine essential amino acids your body needs to function properly and build and repair muscle. Quinoa serves as a healthier alternative to white rice and other refined grains, which have been milled and lost most of the nutrients that quinoa and other whole grains (e.g. whole-wheat bread and brown rice) keep intact.

  •  White or Milk Chocolate for DARK CHOCOLATE

Dark chocolate, made with 70% or more cacao, has many nutritious benefits that many people may not be aware of. It contains more fiber and minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and potassium compared to white, milk and other types of chocolate. Come to the dark side and try dark chocolate for a more healthful choice. Just be wary of any hidden added sugars!

  • Sugar-sweetened beverages for INFUSED WATER

Infused water is a trendy beverage that is flavored with fresh fruits or herbs. It serves as a great alternative to high-calorie, sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soda, sport drinks, energy drinks and even some fruit juices. Infused water contains little to no calories and offers a fresh and flavorful way to re-hydrate and replenish your body. Find infused water available in all Davis Dining Commons and try a taste of all the different flavors they have to offer!


 

Want to explore more healthy options in Davis or learn more about food and nutrition? Connect with Healthy Aggies on Facebook and Instagram to check out our upcoming program events!

Sources of information:

http://skipthepie.org/cereal-grains-and-pasta/quinoa-cooked/compared-to/rice-white-short-grain-cooked-unenriched/

http://www.bestfoodfacts.org/food-for-thought/vitamins-infused-water

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/prevention/nutrition/food-choices/benefits-of-chocolate

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