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  • Eat Healthy: Eat Scratch-Cooked!

    In its June 2021 report on Obesity & Overweight, the World Health Organisation states that “the food industry can play a significant role in promoting healthy diets by reducing the fat, sugar and salt content of processed foods”.

    With our kits, you cook from scratch, with hand-picked fresh herbs and spices; that we’ve selected for their quality.

    There’s no salt or sugar in them as standard.

    Also: no ‘E’ Numbers, no preservatives, no added colours.

    Furthermore, in their April 2020 ‘Eating Healthy’ guide the World Health Organisation state:

    ‘An adult’s healthy diet includes the following:

    • Vegetables, legumes (e.g. lentils and beans), nuts and whole grains (e.g. unprocessed maize, millet, oats, wheat and brown rice).
    • At least 400g of fruit and vegetables per day, excluding potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava and other starchy roots.
    • Less than 10% of total energy intake from free sugars, but ideally is less than 5% of total energy intake for additional health benefits. Free sugars are all sugars added to foods or drinks by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, as well as sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates.
    • Less than 30% of total energy intake is from fats. Unsaturated fats (found in fish, avocado and nuts, and in sunflower, soybean, canola and olive oils) are preferable to saturated fats (found in fatty meat, butter, palm and coconut oil, cream, cheese, ghee and lard) and trans-fats of all kinds, including both industrially-produced trans-fats (found in baked and fried foods, and pre-packaged snacks and foods, such as frozen pizza, pies, cookies, biscuits, wafers, and cooking oils and spreads) and ruminant trans-fats (found in meat and dairy foods from ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, goats and camels). It is suggested that the intake of saturated fats be reduced to less than 10% of total energy intake and trans-fats to less than 1% of total energy intake. In particular, industrially-produced trans-fats are not part of a healthy diet and should be avoided.
    • Less than 5  g of salt (equivalent to about one teaspoon) per day.’

    With a Tastesmiths curry or marinade, you have complete control over your meal, so they’re super easy to build healthily.

    👉🏼 Tried adding some beans or chickpeas to your chicken Makhani?

    👉🏼 How about subbing out your white rice for brown, or a side of cauliflower and broccoli.

    👉🏼 We add no sugar to our kits.

    👉🏼 Saturated fats and trans-fats can be minimised by mixing beef portion in your Madras a portion with vegetables, such as green beans or courgettes!

    👉🏼 There are no industrial-produced trans-fats anywhere in our range 🤓

    👉🏼 We add no salt to our kits either.

    We’ve linked both reports below, and would love to hear your tips and suggestions for healthy eating!

    https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight

    https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/healthy-diet