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Food for thought - Shifting crop production

#TWK Real Food Series

Have you ever wondered what the biggest food commodities of the world are and which countries are the biggest producers?🤔You may know that China produces the most rice but did you know that China is also the biggest producer AND consumer of wheat as well?!Corn and wheat yields are double that of rice and soybean. With this enormous global supply of wheat and corn we are seeing this creep into our daily lives in all different formats.Not only are they actual food products but they are used in processed foods, agriculture (animal feeds and pesticides), pharmaceutical, cosmetics, packaging and even...

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Sugar - Does 'healthier sugar' exist?

#TWK Nutrition Series Nutrition Facts sugar

• S U G A R • Why eat less? Put simply, if you eat more sugar than your body needs it gets stored on the body as fat AND can lead to many serious chronic diseases. Sugar is also highly addictive so the more you have the more you crave. When you remove a lot of the sugar from your diet, you will notice you don't crave the sweet stuff as much, feel more satisfied and have less overall hunger.   WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE EAT THE SWEET STUFF? When we eat sugar it enters our blood stream and raises our blood sugar levels. Having...

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What is real food?

#TWK Real Food Series

Real Food are foods that have been minimally processed and maintain their natural state. Food that you may recognise visually, by smell, by taste or touch. Foods that are grown in the soil or the sea. Food that will eventually deteriorate.  The Whole Kitchen creates uncomplicated honest food. Tasty and nutrious food made from real ingredients. Whole nuts & seeds, real fruits & vegetables, quality oils, salts, sugars & spice. All without preservatives, artificial flavours, colours & additives.We will be discussing the origins of food, agriculture and interesting food facts coming up as part of our educational series. So stay...

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What is gluten?

#TWK Nutrition Series Gluten Nutrition Facts

W H A T I S G L U T E N ? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, processed wheat products and other grains like rye, spelt and barley.WHERE IS IT FOUND IN OUR DIET? Gluten can be found in both western and asian diets. It is commonly used in bakery products like bread, breakfast cereals, pasta, chapati, noodles, cakes and pastries.Or can be used as a thickener and flavour enhancer in processed foods like soups, ice cream, sweets, nut mix coatings, as well as ready made sauces and salad dressings, like soy, hoisin, ketchup, gravy and cesear dressing.EFFECTS? Even if you’re...

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Is there sugar hiding in your everyday foods?

Nutrition Facts sugar

Is there sugar hiding in your everday foods? Absolutely! Added sugar can be found in almost every processed food and can contribute to weight gain, digestive issues, skin problems, poor sleep quality, brain fog or more serious health conditions. The good news is that once you recognise the highly additive nature of sugar and remove it from your diet many of the above conditions will start to change. As you start to stabilize your blood sugar, you lose the afternoon sugar cravings, you will have more energy and start to appreciate how sweet real food can be, like carrots and...

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