The difference Between…………..

I have spent a lot of time in the past few weeks researching into different foods and recipes. Some of the big questions that have arisen are the differences between food that on the surface appears the same BUT there are some hidden very important differences

Lets take a look at a few

 

Tamari and Soy Sauce

As I mentioned, on the surface they look the same, smell the same and you even get pretty similar information on the bottle BUT

  • Tamari tastes stronger, therefore you use less
  • Tamari is gluten free – great for those with sensitivities
  • Tamari has more protien
  • Tamari has fewer toxins
  • Always check with any soy product that it is GMO free, soy is one of the most modified foods

This wonder sauce tastes amazing and can be used with a large range of dishes, so next time you reach for the soy pick up a Tamari instead, I bet you will love it!

 

Grain fed, Grass fed, Organic Beef

Grass Fed

Cattle are allowed to forage and graze, they may be given substitutes in winter such as alfalfa but their diet remains as close to natural as possible. Grass fed does not mean organic, antibiotics can still be used and the grass may have been exposed to pesticides. Grass fed beef may have heart health benefits via higher Omega 3  and Linoleic Acid

Grain Fed

lets look at this via a timeline

  1. birth to 6-12 months, calf feeds on milk and grass
  2. 6-12 months moved to feed lots. Cows rapidly fattened with grain based feed usually soy or corn, also often given drugs/hormones to speed growth and antibiotics to help survive the unsanitary conditions
  3. slaughtered

 

Organic

Cows cannot be kept in feed lots for extended periods, they cannot be in over crowded, unsanitary conditions and cannot come into contact either directly or indirectly with artificial pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones or GMO. The cattle can be fed corn or grain but must have some access to pasture

 

Organic, Cage, Free Range and Cage Free Eggs

With no legally enforceable definitions for egg production in Australia, I thought is would be easier to use the sheet below (http://www.makeitpossible.com/guides/egg-labels.php)

Basically for the sake of the chicken organic free range is the way to go

egg-label-cheat-sheet

 

So there we have it, hopefully this will have answered some questions for you, if you have any further questions or would like more information please contact me via

reshapeyourbooty@gmail.com

or

jump over to our website

http://www.reshapeyourbooty.com


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