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

Posted by Carmen Chu on

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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Why the Gloomy Weather Makes Us Eat More and What to Do About It

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Why the Gloomy Weather Makes Us Eat More and What to Do About It

Is it me or am I more tired and hungrier than usual lately?

Can the weather really affect how we feel and our food choices?  

I went into a mini deep dive into looking at this phenomenon a little more to see whether there really is a positive correlation between rain and hunger.  Research has shown that during the cold and rainy days, people actually seek more comfort foods like fattening rich stews, baked and fried goodies, and creamy, hearty soups.  So it’s not all in your head! There is actual research that talks about our body’s physical response to decreased sunlight.

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9 Ways to Curb Hunger While Intermittent Fasting

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9 Ways to Curb Hunger While Intermittent Fasting

All it takes is the right mindset when it comes to intermittent fasting and dealing with hunger.

 

Currently, i’m not intermittent fasting but I certainly have had my fair share of hunger pangs during this diet, just wishing there was an easy way to make the fasting window easier to go through.  

 

The most important thing that I kept reminding myself was that this “hunger” feeling that was eating away at me will pass.  A lot of the times, this feeling of starvation and utter need to stuff my face with food was out of boredom and filling this void I was feeling living by myself.  Eating brings us pleasure. Eating is also a social event. When we think of putting delicious foods in our mouths, we automatically salivate and the endorphins rush in.  However, when we are forced to eat only in a certain window, we begin to obsess over when the next meal is and getting as much food in before the “starvation” period begins again.   

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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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