Staying healthy can be an expensive proposition.
There are many tempting products on the market, each promising something more amazing than the last.
But one way to improve your health without breaking your budget is to swap out some everyday products for healthier alternatives.
Today, Jane Atkinson takes a look at three of the latest products available in stores and online.
GLUTEN-FREE PEA PASTA
YOUR base pasta is made from wheat, which some people reject because its gluten proteins can cause a range of side effects including allergies, celiac disease and hypersensitivity.
Zenb is a great alternative. It is made from 100 percent yellow peas, so it is gluten-free, but also contains much more fiber, phosphorus and potassium.
It contains fewer carbohydrates and more protein. And it tastes great.
You can tell it’s not wheat, but it’s less heavy and tastes a little fresher.
I love it so much that I gave up “normal” pasta and now the whole family loves eating it.
It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes with 283 calories per 85g and 12 percent fiber.
From £3 per box. See zenb.co.uk.
For a yogurt with great health benefits without additives, this new one from Bio&Me is a live prebiotic with 18 different culture strains.
It includes two of the world’s most studied cultures – Lactobacillus rhamnosus, which has been shown to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and Bifidobacterium, a beneficial bacteria that digests fiber, which helps prevent infections and produces vitamins.
Each serving contains 2g of your 12g per day of chicory inulin, which contributes to normal intestinal function, and B12 to support the immune system.
And best of all, it tastes fantastic, thick and creamy, a bit like Greek yogurt but not as bitter.
No thickeners or emulsifiers, added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
It consists exclusively of milk and chicory root fibers.
128 calories per 150g, £1.50 for 350g, asda.com.
BEFORE I discovered Freja bone broth, I crumbled a pot of stock into bowls.
This does the same thing but offers additional health benefits.
Bone broth is an original superfood with many health benefits.
This is due to its low calorie and fat content and its high content of proteins, collagen and amino acids, which support the immune system, gut health, cognitive function, and joint, hair, skin and nail health.
It is said to promote sleep and mental well-being and boost metabolism.
The broth is also suitable for relieving menopausal symptoms, autoimmune diseases and digestion.
It’s great with food and easy to drink. I love the beef bone broth.
From £6.42 per box. 105 calories per 500 ml. See frejafoods.com.