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What we eat is playing a huge part in obesity around the world, however, the trouble with this is that sometimes we simply don’t realise that the things that are on our plate are as unhealthy as they are. Especially if they don’t look it.

Of course, the best way to fight obesity is to give your diet a huge overhaul, but what if that is just not possible? What can you do to make a change?

Well, sometimes, it is the smallest of changes that can have the biggest impact. Particularly when it comes to your food. In fact, making some food swaps could be the exact thing that your diet needs.

So, what are the best food swaps that you can make? Let’s take a look at some ideas.

Swap milk chocolate for dark chocolate

We all know that chocolate should be treated as a treat, but you can even make those treats better for you. Milk chocolate, depending on the brand of course, is around 255 per bar. The same size bar in dark chocolate is around 70 calories and contains half the sugar of its milky counterpart.

Swap pasta for spiralled veggies

Pasta does taste great and carbs are good to fill you up, but they are not good for those who are trying to reduce their weight. Especially since it is all too easy to over-eat them. A fantastic food swap if you are trying to cut down on your carbs is spiralled veggies. Courgette and butternut squash are the two most famous for this. The idea being that you use a spiralling gadget to make the strands of this veggie look like pasta. They taste nice and fresh too.

Swap beef mince for turkey mince

We all know that red meat isn’t always the best to have in our diet. However, it is hard to cut out meat all together. A great alternative to beef mince in particular is turkey mince. Turkey mince has fewer calories in it and it is also lower in fat. Add into this that it is higher in protein and you have a healthy meat that is tasty to eat.

Swap sugary sauces for our BBQ sauce

We all like a bit of sauce with our food. Not only does it give flavour, but also helps to stop the meal feeling quite so dry. That said, you might be surprised to learn just how much sugar is in those sauces, sugar that could be playing a part in any obesity problems that you have. A great food swap is our Nigerian Barbecue Sauce. Inspired by flavour and designed to be used on a variety of cooking techniques including grilling and the old-fashioned BBQ, our FujiFuji BBQ sauce is a celebration of flavour, just as the name suggests. Not only is it delicious, but it is also much healthier for you too, containing no added sugar (with honey flavour) compared to other similar sauces, and still packing in the flavour.