Below, we have a list of the Frequently Asked Questions asked by our followers, check them out!
No! The website welcomes everybody, no matter what your preferred eating habits are, or your primary diet consists of. Our focus on vegetarian and vegan options is simply part of a concept we are exploring, as individual diets are constantly changing, and people are always looking for something new to try. Whether you are a meat lover or not, enjoy your sunny sides up on a Sunday morning, or indulge in the occasional ice cream pint — VegaNation is simply a source of foodie information to help you get inspired and explore your options.
First and foremost gluten works as a ‘filler’ – something that makes bread nice and squishy, for example. It binds foods together and even tends to constipate some people if eaten excessively. Eating gluten free does not pose any direct risks to you or your body as would smoking a cigarette or drinking alcohol. However, the science behind the long-term effects of eating gluten free remains to be explored. This is in part due to gluten free’s recent emergence in supermarket shelves, and restaurants. What we know from research on the matter is that eating gluten free is necessary for those who are gluten intolerant. People with Celiac disease suffer horrible pains in their small intestine when eating even the smallest portions of gluten. This is a serious condition, as the gluten causes damage to the small intestine. Having said that, the gluten free movement comes as a blessing to those who depend on it for their life quality. The rest of us who are not dependent on the gluten free diet may explore it as a new lifestyle to shed some extra pounds or simply make a change to our daily eating routine. Being open-minded about food is just as important as practicing ‘balance’. Eating a wholesome diet and enjoying the foods you like in moderation means not depriving yourself. Making time for yourself and for your food, and sharing meals with loved ones are great ways to being more mindful about what we put into our bodies.
The short answer is: yes. However, the production costs of gluten free food is also higher, due to the fact that these foods need to be produced in special facilities, with special ingredients; ingredients that require more effort to obtain and process, in order for them to taste great! On a brighter note: gluten free manufacturers are on the rise due to a high demand on gluten free foods; This means that the costs are decreasing more and more so in the future.
Refraining from eating dairy can be healthy for you, in particular if you are a blood type O, and add a daily calcium supplement of your choice to make up for the lack of calcium in your diet. As you may or may not know, the blood type O is the most common of all blood types, and is known to be the one that tolerates dairy the least. SO no wonder so many people are lactose intolerant! Perhaps go visit your GP and find out your blood group (if you don’t already know it), before giving the lactose free diet further consideration. Note that not all blood Os are lactose intolerant. It makes sense that a great number of them is though; if you think about it, the blood type O is not only the most frequently occurring one in humans, but also the oldest one. Our ancestors were hunter/gatherers, who fed on meat (protein) and vegetables (fiber). There were no cows back then, and therefore no dairy as we know it today. It comes to no surprise then that some of us still cannot tolerate dairy, as would someone with a blood type B for example(descendants from the nomads, who had goats, sheep, and other dairy animals off of which they fed). The whole story behind the different blood types and the foods associated with each one is quite fascinating in itself — I highly recommend reading Peter D’adamo’s Eating Right 4 Your Type if this answer fostered your interest in the subject matter!