Three ways to live purely
Following a healthy lifestyle is a no-brainer when wanting to achieve ultimate vitality, a strong body and a mind that’s always switched on. There’s no better time than now to incorporate some easy changes to your diet. Of course, adapting what you eat will depend on your health requirements and your body’s unique constitution. Remember that it usually takes a couple of weeks to start seeing results, so be patient if you want to reap the rewards. Energy and a newfound zest for life are calling your name…
Say no to sugar
There’s nothing good to say about sugar. And yet we can’t seem to get enough of it. It gives us that quick-fix high we need, but we crash soon after ingesting it, leaving us craving more. The high calorie content leads to negative impacts on many areas of the body, including blood pressure and heart health, and the noticeable toll it takes on one’s body weight is obvious. Cut it out of your diet if you want to live longer and healthier. Yokos dairy and non-dairy yoghurts are sugar-free, meaning you can enjoy them guilt-free too.
Cleanse your gut
You know that saying, ‘listen to your gut’? We’re in full agreement. Known as the second brain, this essential organ consists of trillions of bacteria that affect everything from your skin and energy levels, to your hormones, sex drive and mental health. Looking after your digestive system is integral if you want to be kind to your brain and body. By adding probiotics like those found in yoghurt, kimchi and kombucha to your diet, you’re including more ‘good’ bacteria in your body, keeping your gut happy, healthy and balanced.
Source dairy alternatives
If you’ve been struggling with stomach issues, you could very well have a lactose intolerance. Try sourcing alternatives that are dairy-free to see if this change in diet makes a difference. Products like nut milk, oat milk and coconut milk are super ways to replace dairy milk, and are equally creamy and delicious. Make sure to get your recommended intake of protein, calcium, iodine and B vitamins that you would get from dairy, so as to maintain a balanced system. We’ve poured a lot of love into our Yokos dairy-free yoghurt recipes to ensure they’re packed with vitamins and nutrients, and a whole load of flavour too.
Ready to make some changes? Here are some tips to using your preferred Yokos dairy-free yoghurt so that your healthy lifestyle remains tasty and fun.
- Crumble sugar-free biscuits and chopped berries over yoghurt for a quick-and-easy dessert.
- Place a dollop of yoghurt over oven-roasted pears, and top with a swirl of honey for a sweet breakfast.
- Pour yoghurt into small cups and place in the freezer. Insert a stick when firm enough and allow to freeze fully. This makes a delicious ice lolly for summer days.
- Replace mayonnaise with yoghurt in chicken sandwiches and salads.