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Gluten is a type of protein that functions as a binder that helps keep food sticking together and maintains the shape of food that can be found in some types of cereals, for example wheat. The term "Gluten-Free" itself depicts every food or drinks that do NOT contain gluten protein.

There are many advantages we can get by implementing gluten free lifestyle, such as relieving digestive system, boosting energy, helping with weight loss and this lifestyle is highly recommended for people with celiac disease 

MSG itself stands for Monosodium Glutamate, a flavor enhancer that has been used for over 100 years in certain kind of foods, canned vegetables and soups and other processed foods. This ingredient is widely used among asian dishes. MSG is classified as safe by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United States Foods and Drugs Administration (FDA). 

Thus, consuming MSG may lead to a so called “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”. It is a series of symptoms experienced by a person after eating foods containing the additive monosodium glutamate (MSG). These symptoms can include headaches, chest pain, burning in the mouth, hives, and muscle aches.

Not to mention, eggs are excellent source of protein and other nutrition such as omega 3, calcium and vitamins. But for some people consuming eggs can cause an unpleasant symptoms if they are allergic to it. Eggs cause rashes, hives, digestive distress, congestion and nausea.

So an egg-free diet is highly recommended if someone has an allergy or has developed an egg intolerance. 

According to FDA (Food and Drug Association) a sugar free product refers to a product which contains less than 0.5g of added or naturally occurring sugar. 

Going sugar free can give many benefits to our body. From keeping our teeth healthy, help control hunger and cravings, boost your energy to help preventing from chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

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According to Harvard, fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Children and adults needs in average of 25 to 35 gram of fiber a day to maintain a good health. Fiber is  essential to manage our blood sugar, improve a healthy digestion and help to reduce risks of chronic disease. On the other hand the lack of fiber intake can lead to an increase of blood sugar level and it can lead to weight gain. 

Fiber comes in 2 different varieties, both of them are beneficial to the health. First is soluble fiber which can dissolve in water and help to lower glucose levels and blood cholesterol. Foods with soluble fiber are for example chia seeds, oatmeal, nuts and beans. The second type of fiber called insoluble fiber which does not dissolve in water. This type of fiber can help food move through the digestive system and help preventing constipation. Insoluble fiber can be found in whole wheat products, quinoa, brown rice and many more.

GMO stands for "Genetically Modified Organism" and it refers to plants, animals or any other organism that has been genetically modified using science to alter the natural world to their desire. These modifications normally are being carried out in science lab that uses genetic engineering and/or transgenic technology. Meanwhile non-GMO is a product created without any genetic engineering or as known as Natural Foods. 

The Non-GMO products are free from chemicals preservatives or toxins that can be potentially life threatening over the long term.

Vegan is a term for a person who implements vegan diet lifestyle. This diet excludes meats, eggs, dairy products and all other animal derived ingredients. 

Researches have found that the vegan diet can provide a wide range of health benefits. Implementing vegan diet can help lower blood sugar levels and improve kidney function. Being vegan also linked to lower risk of heart disease and it can also help to lose excess weight. 

Other than due to its plenty health benefits, there are other reasons on why people go vegan. Many vegans have strong believe that all creatures especially animals have a right to live and being vegan can also help to decrease greenhouse gas emission that has been produced by animals. So by being vegan, we can also help to save the environment.

The Glycemic Index (GI) is used as a rating system for foods that contain carbohydrate. It depicts how quickly each food affects your blood sugar level when the food is eaten on its own. Here are the 3 GI ratings:

  •  Low: 55 or less
  • Medium: 56-69
  • High: 70 or above
Studies have shown that products with low glycemic index can provide many range of health benefits. They may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Low glycemic foods include green vegetables, chickpeas, raw carrot, organic foods, kidney beans and many more