Culinary Guidelines

  

Fran Batzer Health Coach 


Whole Food

Must be unprocessed and from unrefined plants.


Plant-Based

Must be derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fruits that have been minimally processed or refined.


Vegan

Must not contain any animal elements (e.g. beef, fish, fowl), or animal by-products (including dyes from insects), eggs or egg products, milk or milk products, honey or honey bee products, or be clarified or finished with any animal products.


Oil-Free

Must not contain any added oils.


Cholesterol-Free

Must not contain any cholesterol.


Processed Sugar-Free

Must not contain processed sugar or sweeteners. Added plant sweeteners from whole foods such as date paste, molasses, rice, agave, or maple syrup are allowed.

· Guideline: Milligrams (mg) of sugar should be less than 5% of total calories

per day. [ Sugar = Max <5% calories per day ]


Processed Salt-Free

Must not contain sodium chloride (table salt). Sea salt and whole food derived spices such as tamari, miso, liquid aminos, coconut aminos, and nutritional yeast are

allowed.

· Guideline: Milligrams (mg) of sodium should be less than the total calories per

serving. [ Sodium = <0.1g : 100g ]


Organic

Must not contain pesticides, chemical fertilizers and dyes, and may not be processed using industrial solvents, irradiation, or genetic engineering.


GMO-Free

Must not contain any ingredients or come from seeds that have been genetically engineered.


Chemical-Free

Must not contain any synthetically-derived ingredients.


Additive-Free

Must not contain any of the following:

· Aspartame (E951), more popularly known as nutrasweet and equal, often

found in foods labeled “diet” or “sugar-free”

· High fructose corn syrup

· Monosodium glutamate (MSG/E621)

· Trans fats

· Common food dyes (FD&C)

· Sodium sulfite (E221)

· Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite

· BHA and BHT (E320)


Colorant-Free

Must not contain any dye, pigment, or substance that imparts color when added to food or drink; note: foods found in nature that naturally can transfer color are acceptable (e.g. beets, turmeric)


Metal-Free

Must not contain any soft or heavy metals such as aluminum, copper, or mercury.


Toxin-Free

Must not include any of the listed substances from the Food Toxin List.

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