Food allergies and intolerances are common and a movement towards conscious and sustainable clean food is growing.
Our clean food community have many different reasons for choosing their clean food value, these can include:
• result of a medical condition ie. Coeliac or food intolerance
• a desire to be the healthiest version of themselves
• moral choice – respect for all creatures big or small
• a personal or professional need to be able to perform in a peak physical condition
• a hunger to know where the food they are eating came from and the process it went through to reach their plate
• a love of really, really, really good food
People aren’t just making conscious food choices because it’s ‘cool’ or their favourite celebrity is doing it, they are discovering how they choose to nourish their body hugely affects how they show up in this world.
The eateries that we partner with either align with one of our values or they have entered into an agreement with Clean Food Finder to commit a minimum of 30% of their menu options to one of our values.
A Paleo diet values grass fed meat, wild caught fish and organic fresh fruit and vegetables picked and consumed in their natural state. All plates showcase food that your great- grandmother would recognise – nothing out of a packet here!
This diet excludes dairy, wheat, grains, legumes and refined sugar.
Those who choose the Paleo lifestyle are often lactose and gluten intolerant or are following a low carb high fat diet (LCHF).
A vegetarian enjoys a 100% plant-based diet. Vegetarians value and respect all living creatures big or small so don’t eat any flesh meat.
All other foods are welcomed on a vegetarian’s plate including eggs and dairy.
Like the vegetarian value, a vegan thrives on a 100% plant-based plate, however, the vegan value has a more holistic view with respect to all living creatures and excludes animal derived products such as eggs and dairy too.
Fresh produce, nuts, sprouts, legumes and grains are the stars of a vegan diet.
Most of us are familiar with the term ‘gluten free’ and know what the letters ‘GF’ means on a menu. This value is an easy one to remember as it simply eliminates all food containing gluten from the plate.
But is it really that simple ????
Bread is the usual suspect, but food containing wheat, rye, spelt, barley and oats all have gluten. Those that are gluten free need to know their stuff when it comes the ingredients, there are some sneaky condiments that can be hidden in a meal which contain gluten such as soy, gravy, ketchup and even ice cream.
Those who value an organic diet consciously choose to nourish their bodies with foods grown by farmers whose practices pre-date the industrial revolution.
Organic farmers have a deep respect and connection with the land and their farming practices reflect that. Animals are ethically raised, free from antibiotics and other nasties, and the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals on the land is out of the question.