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Health through Sub Sandwiches

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Life in today’s world is all about finishing things as soon as possible. It is a rat race out there. It is the rush to be there first and to be recognized as a winner that drives people towards any action that contributes to their progress. It is the same with their health habits too.

Having people over and organizing elaborate meals are something of the past now. The social media is where most of the meetings happen. And about meals – they have to be fast too. People want to choose what they eat and they want to eat as fast as possible. Sub sandwiches have made their lives easy.

Life can be happy when you are healthy and health starts from eating. As they say, “You are what you eat.” You don’t have to spend your hours cooking your meals. As long as you can make some right decisions, you can make sure what goes into your body keeps you healthy.

If you are addicted to sub sandwiches, you are not alone. It’s not a bad thing either. But here are a few pointers you may want to keep in mind the next time you order your sub sandwich:

Make sure it has a lot of veggies

It is the vegetables that make sandwiches a healthy meal. So make the most out of the water chestnuts, the cucumber, tomato and zucchini slices, or whatever it is that are your favorites.

Go lighter on the spread

Spreads and a variety of them go into making a sub sandwich delicious. But if you want to make yours healthy you may want to go light on the spread. Stay away from high-calorie spreads such as full-fat mayonnaise. Instead go for low-fat mayo or a salad dressing like mustard or hummus. You could even add one or two slices of avocado if you like your sandwich moist.

Add in some lean protein

Healthy and lean proteins like fish, chicken, turkey, canned tuna, or salmon can make your sandwich healthy without the excess fat and calories.

Make the bread whole wheat

White bread may be tastier; but it is the whole wheat variety that is high in fiber. It also keeps you feeling fuller for longer. If you want to add in that extra nutrition and fullness into your meal, always go for whole wheat bread.

Make that sandwich smaller

A foot long sub sandwich always looks great. But it also means adding a lot of calories into your meal, which you may not need. It is important to keep a check on your portion sizes.

Stay away from too many toppings

It might get tempting to add that extra layer of cheese on your sandwich. But it is also a way of making your otherwise healthy sandwich, unhealthy. Try to avoid cheese entirely or at least choose a low-fat variety such as Swiss instead of Cheddar. A flavorful sandwich spread like hummus and a variety of vegetables should be good enough to make your sandwich tasty.

You can go for the best subs in Denver or any area that you are in. But keeping these tips in mind can make your favorite sub sandwich a lot healthier.

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