Dietary Requirements: What You Need to Know
These days, there are increasing amounts of dietary requirements for everyone. From gluten free, to sugar free, here are a few interesting facts.
The most common reason for a gluten free diet in the UK is coeliac disease, which affects around 1 in 100 people. It is also estimated that 500,000 people are going undiagnosed. Coeliac disease can come with some dangerous, painful side effects so obviously this is an increasing problem.
However, you might just have a less serious intolerance to gluten or even want to cut down on it in your diet. Most of us eat too much wheat flower compared to the energy that we exert, so gluten free is no bad thing.
The most obvious reason for going sugar free is diabetes. It is estimated that that 415 million people have diabetes globally and 90% of those are type 2, which is largely preventable. While it’s almost impossible to have a completely sugar-free diet in the long term, reducing your sugar intake helps to keep blood glucose levels under control.
Everyone should be eating less sugar though, as a general rule. People who’ve cut down on sugar have reported less headaches, less mood swings and steady weight loss. Refined sugar has a negative effect on brain power, mood and decision making. Cutting down on sugar can have many surprising benefits.
Suitable for Vegetarians
According to a study in 2012, 2% of both adults and children in the UK are vegetarians, which is around 1.2 million people. The earliest records of vegetarianism come from the 6th century B.C., in India, Greece and the Greek civilization in Southern Italy. In India this peace towards animals was called ahimsa and was a common lifestyle among religious people and philosophers.
Various studies have suggested that a vegetarian diet is better for weight loss, improved cholesterol, a longer life, and less chance of developing various diseases: an estimated 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet.
Suitable for Vegans
People go vegan for many reasons. Taking a stand against animal cruelty, health concerns, a commitment to the environment etc. Veganism is a sustainable diet with many health benefits. There are a whole host of nutritional benefits, prevention from diseases, weight loss, increased energy and a longer life. A plant-based vegan diet can reduce the risk of mortality from conditions such as:
Type 2 diabetes
Ischemic heart disease
Some cancers including prostate and colon cancer
Luckily, Truede Turkish Delight caters for as many people as we possibly can. All our Turkish Delight is GM Free, Gluten Free, Suitable for both Vegans and Vegetarians. We even have a sugar free Turkish Delight!
We want everyone to be delighted with Truede.