Freeze Drying Can Meet Your Special Dietary Needs
Nowadays special dietary needs are more commonplace and freeze dryers are becoming an essential kitchen tool to meet those special needs.
Food Allergies vs. Food Sensitivities
Many people follow a modified diet as a result of allergies or food sensitivities. A food allergy is an immune system response, which occurs when your body reacts to a certain food (usually a protein) and creates antibodies to fight it. The most common food allergies include shellfish, nuts, fish, eggs, mustard, peanuts, and milk.
Different than an allergy, a food intolerance usually occurs when your digestive system reacts to a dish or specific ingredient. It's often a product of your body not having an enzyme needed to fully digest a food. Common types of food intolerance include gluten, dairy and soy.
At present, there is no cure for food related allergies, so prevention means avoiding the offending foods.
Processed Foods - Are They Safe to Eat
While packaged processed foods are labeled with a list of ingredients, it is often difficult for allergy sufferers and their families to put their confidence in these foods, especially when dealing with severe or potentially fatal reactions. The reality is, severe allergic reactions aren't predictable, so a mild reaction could be followed by a more severe reaction.
Home Freeze-Dried Foods Are 100% Trustworthy
With a freeze dryer, you have the freedom to easily create a stock of your own favourite snacks and meals at home. You select the ingredients and can feel completely reassured that you are not consuming harmful additives that are used in conventionally processed foods to enhance the taste and colour of the food.
A wonderful aspect of freeze-dried food, which is of great benefit to people with food sensitivities, is that it retains the original fresh taste, texture, aroma and nutrition for many years, so you can always have a pantry full of food that is both safe and good for you.
Having freeze-dried food means no more going hungry, worrying about what or where you'll eat. No matter where you are, whether that's on vacation or at school, nothing beats having full confidence in knowing what you're putting into your body.
Did you know? The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the federal body dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, works in collaboration and partnership with industry, consumers, and federal, provincial and municipal organizations, to protect Canadians from preventable health risks related to food. For more information about food labeling laws in Canada, visit their website.
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