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Are all Gluten Free Foods Healthy For You?

Posted by Carmen Chu on

Are all Gluten Free Foods Healthy For You?

  First, let’s just quickly go through what Gluten is and what this lifestyle entails…     To put it simply, “gluten” is a protein mainly found in wheat, rye, and barley and helps things like bread or dough keep their structure.  Sounds very harmless but to certain people (those diagnosed with celiac disease), gluten can actually cause some serious health concerns such as intense bloating, pain, extreme fatigue, joint pain, and damage to the digestive tract.    Even if you don’t test positive for celiac, about 0.5% - 6% of Americans have what’s called non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS).  They...

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The Difference Between Pickling and Lacto-Fermentation and How It Improves Your Health!

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The Difference Between Pickling and Lacto-Fermentation and How It Improves Your Health!

What is Lacto Fermentation?   Lacto-fermenation is the process in which the lactobacillus bacteria convert the sugars naturally present in fruit or vegetables into lactic acid in an oxygen-free environment.  This simple fermentation process requires nothing more than salt, vegetables, and water (no canning or fancy equipment needed!). Some examples of lacto-fermented goods include fermented milk, sourdough bread, sauerkraut, olives, and other pickled vegetables.     What are the Benefits of Lactic Acid? Populations of lactic acid bacteria are naturally present in nature and the ones found in milk, fruits, grains, vegetables, and meat can be used for fermentation.  Lactic...

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E951, E621, E133 - The Harmful Chemicals In Your Food and How to Avoid Them

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E951, E621, E133 - The Harmful Chemicals In Your Food and How to Avoid Them

Have you looked at the back of a product before and was just floored by the number of unpronounceable chemical sounding ingredients?! Many of them begin with the letter E, and these “Enumbers” are commonly seen on many food labels that mean different types of additives.   Ingredients from the Betty Crocker Cream Cheese IcingSource: Foodbabe   As you can see from the ingredients list above, the way the U.S and UK display the ingredients in their food is quite different.  The UK will use the chemical codes that begin with the E while American companies will use the full...

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What is Coconut Water Kefir and Why It's Good For You!

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What is Coconut Water Kefir and Why It's Good For You!

Before it was milk kefir, then there was water-kefir for a dairy-free version and now, coconut-water kefir!  We just read about this recently and we wanted to share this new type of kefir that is supposed to have its own list of health benefits outside of the traditional water kefir beverage.

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Gluten Free 無麩質飲食知識 101 - 無麥麩飲食的基本原則

Posted by Alison Yu on

Gluten Free 無麩質飲食知識 101 -  無麥麩飲食的基本原則

近年來「無麩質」這幾個字紛紛出現在各種產品包裝上,但仍有很大部分人不知道無麩質代表什麼。

GF是“無麩質 (Gluten Free)”的縮寫,近年來一直是熱門話題。早在2015年初已有客人向我們FoodCraft查詢有關無麩質的各種小食和產品,隨著詢問不斷增加,我們知道是時候開始製作我們自家製的產品來滿足客人的需求。自此我們廚房生產的大部分產品都是無麩質的,我們還開設了許多烹飪課程,教導學員如何在家製作自己的無麩質產品!然而,到目前為止我們仍然會得到很多關於無麩質是什麼以及哪種產品含有這種常見過敏原的問題(是的,老實說,它有時會讓人感到困惑!)這就是為什麼我向你們介紹這種飲食的基本,這樣你就可以更了解這種生活飲食方式以及它是否適合你!

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