Top 10 Things you may not know about Food

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Nuts should be kept in the fridge because their oils go rancid quicker at room temperature.

The best fats to cook with are solid at room temperature i.e. butter, coconut oil, animal fat (from grass-fed animals)

Sugar lowers your immune system and feeds the bad bacteria in your gut making it harder to absorb nutrients from other foods.

Your body cannot absorb the calcium from milk because pasteurization destroys phosphorus (phosphorus is essential for us to absorb calcium).

Grass-fed meat is better for you because it’s higher in omega 3 fatty acids.

Bright yellow butter is higher in beta-carotene and only grass-fed butter contains Vitamin K2 which is essential for keeping calcium in your bones.

Your body needs fat to absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D & K so eating low-fat foods can lead to a deficiency in these vitamins.

The higher the cooking temperature and the longer you cook food for, the more nutrients you lose.

Foods you may think of as being acidic like tomatoes, lemons, and oranges actually reduce acid in your body when they’re metabolized having a good effect on your health.

Eating a variety of bright colored and raw fruit and vegetables in your day increases your chances of getting all your required nutrients, and remember organic is best as pesticides from non-organic produce can cause inflammation and increase asthma, hay fever, and other allergies.

Just remember to stay as close to nature as possible when choosing what food to buy.  Make as much food from scratch and ask questions when you’re shopping to make sure you are getting what you know is the healthy option!  The Healthy Mums program covers many topics which many are unsure about when it comes to food, you may not even be aware of some things at all.

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