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Dietary Vegans (or strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products & other animal derived substances. Vegan diets tend to be higher in dietary fibre, magnesium, folic acid, Vitamin C, vitamin E, iron & phytochemicals & lower in calories, saturated fat, cholesterol, long-chain omega 3 fatty acids vitamin D, calcium, zinc & vitamin B12. Well planned Vegan diets can reduce the risk of some types of chronic disease, including heart disease.
It is the practice of following a diet that includes fish, or other seafood, but not the flesh of other animals. Most pescatarians maintain a vegetarian diet with the addition of fish & shellfish.
A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, barley, rye and all their species & hybrids (such as spelt & millet). Gluten causes health problems in sufferers of gluten-related disorders, which include coeliac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, gluten ataxia, dermatitis herpetiformis & wheat allergy. In these patients the gluten-free diet is a demonstrated effective treatment. in addition, at least in some cases, the gluten-free diet may improve gastrointestinal and/or systemic symptoms in other diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or multiple sclerosis, among others.
The keto diet involves eating very small amounts of carbohydrates, medium amounts of protein and getting most of your daily kilojoules from fats. Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of energy. When we starve the body of carbs, ketones are produced by the liver from fat and are used as fuel for the brain and body. Therefore when you run short of stored energy (carbohydrates) your body will burn stored fat instead, resulting in weight loss. This process is referred to as being in the state of ketosis.
The paleolithic diet (sometimes called the paleo diet, caveman diet or stone-age diet) is a diet based on the foods that proponents believe paleolithic humans might likely have eaten, such as meat, nuts & berries, & excludes food which proponents think paleolithic humans did not eat, like dairy. Proponents of the diet say that modern human metabolism has been unable to adapt fast enough to handle many of the foods that have become available since the advent of agriculture. Thus, they conclude that modern humans are maladapated to eating foods such as grain legumes & dairy, & in particular the high calorie processed foods that are a staple of most modern diets. Proponents claim that modern humans’ inability to properly metabolise these comparatively new types of food has led to modern day problems such as obesity, heart disease & diabetes. They claim that followers of the Paleolithic diet may enjoy a longer, healthier more active life.
Our retail fruit & vegetables in our display cabinet are 100% certified organic. Organic produce can be easily affected by weather & pests. Occasionally because of this supply issues can arise. This means that we may need to substitute essential ingredients with an alternate organic ingredient or non-organic product.
We use Elderslie organic eggs as we find them to be the best quality & tasting eggs. Elderslie Organic eggs come from hens free to roam on an organic dairy farm in South Gippsland. The hens only grace on organic grain, organic milk & organic pastures.
Please inform our staff when placing your order if you have a food allergy & we will endeavour to minimise the risk of cross contamination as much as possible. Every precaution is made to minimise cross contamination, however we cannot guarantee that dishes will be completely free of allergens as equipment & work spaces are in contact with nuts, dairy, egg, wheat & soy.