World Health Organization -5 keys to safer food, especially during the COVID19 era!

Here's an interesting article that we found from the World Health Organization. It's all about the 5 keys to safer food, especially during the COVID19 era!

Eating a healthy diet is very important during the COVID-19 pandemic. What we eat and drink can affect our body’s ability to prevent, fight and recover from infections.

While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19 infection, healthy diets are important for supporting immune systems. Good nutrition can also reduce the likelihood of developing other health problems, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer.

For babies, a healthy diet means exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months, with the introduction of nutritious and safe foods to complement breast milk from age 6 months to 2 years and beyond. For young children, a healthy and balanced diet is essential for growth and development. For older people, it can help to ensure healthier and more active lives.

Tips for maintaining a healthy diet:

1. Eat a variety of food, including fruits and vegetables

• Every day, eat a mix of whole grains like wheat, maize and rice, legumes like lentils and beans, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, with some foods from animal sources (e.g. meat, fish, eggs and milk).

• Choose wholegrain foods like unprocessed maize, millet, oats, wheat and brown rice when you can; they are rich in valuable fiber and can help you feel full for longer.

• For snacks, choose raw vegetables, fresh fruit, and unsalted nuts. (Of course you should add some Tiger Nuts, we added this to the article).

2. Cut back on salt

• Limit salt intake to 5 grams (equivalent to a teaspoon) a day.

• When cooking and preparing foods, use salt sparingly and reduce use of salty sauces and condiments (like soy sauce, stock or fish sauce).

• If using canned or dried food, choose varieties of vegetables, nuts and fruit, without added salt and sugars.

• Remove the salt shaker from the table, and experiment with fresh or dried herbs and spices for added flavor instead.

• Check the labels on food and choose products with lower sodium content.

3. Eat moderate amounts of fats and oils

• Replace butter, ghee and lard with healthier fats like olive, soy, sunflower or corn oil when cooking.

• Choose white meats like poultry and fish which are generally lower in fats than red meat; trim meat of visible fat and limit the consumption of processed meats.

• Select low-fat or reduced-fat versions of milk and dairy products.

• Avoid processed, baked and fried foods that contain industrially produced trans-fat.

• Try steaming or boiling instead of frying food when cooking.

4. Limit sugar intake

• Limit intake of sweets and sugary drinks such as fizzy drinks, fruit juices and juice drinks, liquid and powder concentrates, flavored water, energy and sports drinks, ready-to-drink tea and coffee and flavored milk drinks.

• Choose fresh fruits instead of sweet snacks such as cookies, cakes and chocolate. When other dessert options are chosen, ensure that they are low in sugar and consume small portions.

• Avoid giving sugary foods to children. Salt and sugars should not be added to complementary foods given to children under 2 years of age, and should be limited beyond that age.

5. Stay hydrated: Drink enough water

Good hydration is crucial for optimal health. Whenever available and safe for consumption, tap water is the healthiest and cheapest drink. Drinking water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages is a simple way to limit your intake of sugar and excess calories.

6. Avoid hazardous and harmful alcohol use

Alcohol is not a part of a healthy diet. Drinking alcohol does not protect against COVID-19 and can be dangerous. Frequent or excessive alcohol consumption increases your immediate risk of injury, as well as causing longer-term effects like liver damage, cancer, heart disease and mental illness. There is no safe level of alcohol consumption.

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7. Breastfeed babies and young children

Breast milk is the ideal food for infants. It is safe, clean and contains antibodies which help protect against many common childhood illnesses. Babies should be breastfed exclusively during the first 6 months of life, as breast milk provides all the nutrients and fluids they need.

• From 6 months of age, breast milk should be complemented with a variety of adequate, safe and nutrient-dense foods. Breastfeeding should continue under babies at 2 years of age or beyond.

Women with COVID-19 can breastfeed if they wish to do so and should take infection prevention and control measures. Please see Q&A on breastfeeding and COVID-19

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Tips for Food Safety during COVID-19

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through contact with food or food packaging. COVID-19 is generally thought to be spread from person to person. However, it’s always important to practice good hygiene when handling food to prevent any food-borne illnesses. 

Follow WHO’s Five keys to safer food:

  1. Keep clean
  2. Separate raw and cooked
  3. Cook thoroughly
  4. Keep food at safe temperatures
  5. Use safe water and raw materials.

 

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The Absolute Best Body Moisturizer You’ve Never Heard Of

Recently we gave a bottle of our amazing Tiger Nuts Oil to KellyR (she writes articles for us) so that she could learn first hand how good it is, and here's the result:

Are you tired of all your basic body lotions? You probably have bottle after bottle of lotion you’ve picked up at the drugstore hoping to find the “holy grail” of moisturizers. The one that makes your skin silky soft, delicately scented, and oh so touchable. There’s a better moisturizer out there that you should know about. It’s not even a lotion, but an oil. A perfect, nut colored, sumptuous, luxurious oil that you are going to fall in love with.

You want to know what it is, don’t you?

Of course you do!

Who doesn’t want healthier skin that is all around more beautiful and nourished....everyone does.

It’s none other than Tiger Nuts Oil! And if you didn’t know already, Tiger Nuts Oil is the absolute best body moisturizer you’ve probably never heard of. #Tigernuts are a game changer in skincare for your body. Plus, I’ve been using this oil for about a couple of months on my skin now, so I’ll share a little bit about that too.

What Are Tiger Nuts?                                                     

If you aren’t familiar with the superfood that is a Tiger Nut, it’s not a nut at all but a type of tuber. They are highly nutritious, full of fiber, sugar free, and Gluten Free. In other words, Tiger Nuts are the perfect snack food and a great way to take part in an organic and paleo lifestyle.

At Tiger Nuts USA, we make quite a few products with Tiger Nuts and one of those is our luxurious Tiger Nuts Oil. Of course, you can definitely cook with it but it also makes the best body moisturizer that is going to treat your skin the right way.

One of the reasons is so ideal for skincare is due to the content of fatty acids, including oleic acid. Oleic acid works to super hydrate dry and aging skin, making it flush with moisture. Thick and rich, but will absorb easily into the skin, Tiger Nut Oil is designed to improve the health of your skin every time you use it.

Another ingredient in Tiger Nuts Oil that’s a skin-life saver is Vitamin E. This is a potent antioxidant that can actually ward off free radicals in the environment making your skin more fortified against the aging process. Younger looking skin is the result.

The Benefits of Using Tiger Nuts Oil for Skincare

You’ll find that with daily use of Tiger Nuts Oil as your primary body moisturizer the benefits are silky, soft skin with less dry patches and skin that is more youthful. Glowing. Radiant. Revitalized. The bottom line is that you’re going to love how your skin feels and looks.

Great for Any Skin Type

As a non-comedogenic oil (won’t clog your pores), any skin type can benefit from using Tiger Nuts Oil as a body moisturizer. You don’t have to worry about breakouts or clogged pores. It’s an oil that nourishes, absorbs easily, and can improve any skin type.

My Personal Experience Using Tiger Nuts Oil

Here’s a little background on my skin. It’s dry. Dry as the desert. Dry, dry, dry skin. I’ve tried just about every type of moisturizer on the market from expensive lotions to dermatologist-recommended creams and everything in between. Oils are something I have to be careful with since I tend to breakout with certain types of oils, like coconut oil.

Then the folks at Tiger Nuts suggested Tiger Nuts Oil. Luckily it doesn’t clog pores, so I was game to give it a try. I’m so glad I did. I use it every night after my bath rubbing it into my slightly damp skin. It’s made a huge difference in how my skin feels and looks. I’ve noticed that dry patches are completely gone.

That uncomfortable tight feel is also a thing of the past. My skin feels so pampered and nourished. Tiger Nuts Oil has definitely been a major game-changer in my skincare routine.

Oh, and here’s a bonus tip...it’s perfect for hair too. I put a little dab of it on the ends of my hair and it looks healthier. This oil is truly a head-to-toe experience that you should try for yourself.

How to Use the Tiger Nuts Oil as a Moisturizer

The best way to use Tiger Nuts Oil as a moisturizer is on a daily basis. It’s light enough to be used twice a day, morning and night. You can also smooth some on after the shower or bath when your skin is damp, like I do. This traps extra moisture into the skin making it more hydrated and healthy.

If you have questions about how Tiger Nuts Oil can improve your skin in so many ways, give us a call or send us a message today. We’d love to chat with you now that you know the best moisturizer out there is from this amazing oil.

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Amazing Golden Cakes using Tiger Nuts Flour!

One of our terrific customers, sent us this picture of the Golden Cakes that she makes using our Premium Organic Tiger Nuts Flour, and you must agree, they do look good!

Here's with what she says about them:

I make them with equal portions of brown rice flour and chufa flour, honey, fresh ginger, lemon, and local butter. With the moistness of the honey, using all chufa made it too dense, so the brown rice flour balances it out to make a moist, tasty, and coincidentally gluten free delight! The ones with red have a carnelian compote in them, and the ones with the bit of date on top have a fig/date/citron Ambrosia of Thoth in them.

For more recipes, please visit the recipe section on our web site www.tigernutsusa.com  and if you have any questions, please let us know via nuts@tigernutsusa.com

The Team at Tiger Nuts!