Swanson Health Products (SHP), a natural health catalog and Internet marketing company and also The United States’ largest privately held vitamin catalog retailer announced that it now offers 18 Food Replacement Hacks.
Swanson Dietician Sarah Wells said, “At Swanson, we have created 18 Food Replacement Hacks to help create a healthier kitchen. The goal is to eat less of the unhealthy items and if the unhealthy ingredients aren’t in the kitchen, they won’t be used. It’s that simple.”
Swanson’s 18 Replacement Hacks are all available at www.SwansonVitamins.com, in the healthy food section of the store. Currently, Swanson carries 1,300 gluten-free and 800 non-GMO grocery products, including coconut oils and waters, teas, nut flours, mixes, cookie dough, non-animal proteins, exotic juices, Stevia, Himalayan salt, apple cider vinegar and butters.
Swanson is rapidly growing its organic grocery section and carries varieties that are not available anywhere else. Following are Swanson’s 18 Replacement Hacks for a Healthier Kitchen:
1. Replace White Rice with Quinoa
Why: Quinoa has 150% more fiber and 100% more protein than white rice. Swanson carries more than 50 quinoa items.
2. Replace Mayo with Mustard
Why: Mayo contains sugar and saturated fat; mustard has neither. Swanson offers a variety of delicious organic mustards.
3. Replace Soda with Tea
Why: A can of soda contains more than eight teaspoons of sugar; tea has no sugar and contains antioxidants. Swanson offers more than 600 tea products.
4. Replace Vegetable Oil with Coconut Oil
Why: Approximately 66% of the fat in coconut oil is medium-chain triglycerides which have been shown to support weight-loss. Swanson offers many uses of coconut oil.
5. Replace Sour Cream with Greek Yogurt
Why: Sour cream has twice the calories; Greek yogurt has 3 times the protein. Swanson suggests mixing your Greek yogurt with a little lemon and hot sauce to put on your tacos.
6. Replace Croutons with Sliced Almonds
Why: Almonds have 2 times the protein, 3 times the fiber and 1/3 of the carbs of croutons. Unsalted organic almonds were one of the first organic foods Swanson sold.
7. Replace Potato Chips with Air-Popped Popcorn
Why: Air-popped popcorn has 9 times less saturated fat and 1/3 fewer calories per serving.
8. Replace White Flour with Coconut Flour
Why: Coconut Flour has fewer carbs and 11 times the fiber levels of regular white flour. Swanson’s organic coconut flourhas been reviewed very favorably.
9. Replace White Sugar with Stevia
Why: Stevia is all natural and has no calories, carbs or sugar. A hot seller at Swanson, Stevia is available in powder and liquid form.
10. Replace Chocolate Chips with Cacao Nibs
Why: Cacao has no sugar and more than 5 times the fiber of regular chocolate chips. Swanson recommends buying raw and organic cacao nibs.
11. Replace Iceberg Lettuce with Romaine Lettuce
Why: Compared to iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce contains more than 17 times the vitamin A and 4 times the vitamin K. Swanson can help you grow your own salad with organic romaine lettuce seeds!
12. Replace Ranch Dressing with Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
Why: Ranch dressing contains over 20 ingredients (including MSG), many of which none of us can pronounce. Swanson helps your salads taste great with its selection of organic olive oils and organic balsamic vinegars.
13. Replace Bread Crumbs with Chia Seeds
Why: Chia seeds have 19 times more fiber, 2 times more protein and 35 times less sodium than bread crumbs. Organic chia seeds are one of Swanson’s super-food-super-sellers.
14. Replace Salt with Himalayan Crystal Salt
Why: Himalayan crystal salts contain minerals and trace elements in their unprocessed, natural state. Swanson offers more information on Himalayan crystal salts in its Health Library.
15. Replace Processed Peanut Butter with Unprocessed Nut Butter
Why: Processed peanut butter contains hydrogenated vegetable oils and added sugar. Swanson recommends swapping peanut butter for Almond Butter.
16. Replace Sports Drink with Coconut Water
Why: Coconut Water has less than half the sugar and over 16x the potassium of sports drinks. Plus, coconut water is extremely refreshing.
17. Replace Juice with Water
Why: Juice has nearly as much sugar as soda. Filtered water is even better.
18. Replace Milk with Almond Milk
Why: Milk contains 6x more sugar per serving than almond milk. Almond Milk comes in both sweetened and unsweetened varieties.
In addition to its organic grocery products, Swanson carries over 20,000 products for optimal health including top quality vitamins, minerals, supplements, sports nutrition, and organic beauty, pet and cleaning products at discounted prices. The company operates out of a modern, Good Manufacturing Practices-certified facility, where orders are fulfilled and shipped to customers worldwide.
In a move to double its international sales over the next 18 months, Swanson Health Products recently launched a new version of the international ordering section of its website, and implemented new flat rate international shipping, starting at $6.99. Although Swanson’s major international markets are Canada, China, Australia, Japan and Great Britain, the company currently sells direct to consumers in 173 countries and has operating partners in 51 countries that distribute Swanson products to retail establishments and on foreign language websites.