FOOD SECRET 01 - The Digestion Issue
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THE DIGESTION ISSUEGO FIBRE AT FOOD SECRETHEALTHY EATING STARTS AT HOME10 SECRET TIPS FOR YOUR NEW DIETJESSICA ALBARNON HER NEW BOOK
CATWALK GENIUSKATIE EARYS NEW RANGE
2Food Secret is a new fast food concept that helps customers to make healthy lunch choices through a tailor-made menu service, well-informed chefs and a nutritional labelling system. At the Tailor Made counter, customers choose from a variety of ingredients and design their own salad, sandwich or soup.
On-site chefs offer advice based on taste preferences and nutritional needs and enter ingredients into a touchscreen monitor as they prepare the meal. This information is relayed to a counter-top display, showing customers the total calorie count, nutritional values and price of their meal as ingredients are added. The completed order is also printed onto the packaging, with a nutritional breakdown of the meal as a proportion of the recommended nutrient intake.
Customers can also use kiosks at the front of the store to design meals, which are collected from a quick-serve counter. There are plans to offer the meal customisation service online, with orders to be picked up in-store or delivered across central London.
Food Secret works with leading chefs and nutritionists to design the menu of ready-prepared meals and who also helped create the patent-pending software database used in the touchscreen monitors. A five-star rating system highlights the healthiest options. Food Secret has plans to host cookery courses and classes on nutrition-related topics such as how to slow down the ageing process through a judicious diet.
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THE DIGESTION ISSUECOVERJEXIKA by Giulia Maresca
SECRET FOOD2 Discover Food Secret4 Go fibre at Food Secret6 Healthy eating starts at home7 10 secret tips for your new diet
ART8 Jessica Albarn talks about her first book The Boy in the Oak
STYLE10 Catwalk Genius talk about crowd-funding and their first collection with Katie Eary
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I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED that you are what you eat, and as I have grown older I have gone to great
lengths to educate myself in how to create a healthy diet to live on.
My time working in the City of London opened my eyes to whole a
community of people like me young, energetic, time poor, but health
conscious. We needed fast and nutritious food to facilitate a long day in
the office, but where could we get it? Gone were the days when young city
types had a beer and curry at lunch time, I was amongst a group who worked
hard, played hard and lived a fast and furious lifestyle.
Being Italian, I have been brought up in an environment where food is
celebrated, and taste can never be compromised. The enjoyment of food is
at the heart of Southern European and Mediterranean wellbeing.
To be clear, I am a foodie first and foremost, and I believe that is perfectly
possible to create cuisine that offers fantastic flavour alongside nutritional
benefit. But I also believe that is perfectly possible to create a new brand
that would serve its food in such a different way to be seen as a pioneer of
Food Secret is a tailor made fast-food restaurant and food shop. Our
mission is to discover the secret to the best food experience and share it
We source the best and freshest ingredients. We challenge international
recipes and techniques to create new products that enrich the taste of every
single ingredient. We challenge chefs, nutritionists, architects, music writers,
fashion gurus and software designers to collaborate and provide new and
provocative food experiences. A magical combination of research, passion
and creativity is the secret ingredient of Food Secret.
Before Food Secret there was no simple system in place to instantaneously
measure the nutritional values of what we eat. So weve devised one to do
just that. During this pioneering food journey we are developing essential
knowledge that we are willing to share. This is why we decided to create the
magazine: to enable the information to flow freely to you.
The new magazine aims to share our brand ethos; telling you what we
know about food and nutrition in a friendly, simple and palatable manner;
explaining why we are so involved in fashion and art; presenting a beautiful
and interesting publication that you want to keep.
Food Secret is my life and my passion; I aim to make life better by giving
Londoners a new experience...
I look forward to seeing you at Food Secret.
Sergio M. Mottola
4YOU ARE WHAT YOU DIGEST AND ABSORB IS PROBABLY MORE ACCURATE THAN SAYING YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.
If your digestion is not working effectively then you could experience health problems even if you are eating healthily. Your body needs a wide range of different nutrients on a daily basis in order to keep functioning optimally, so what you eat and how much you actually digest and absorb can have a fundamental effect on many areas of your health.
Poor digestion can produce symptoms such as bad skin, low energy and
low immunity, and can be linked to many degenerative diseases including
osteoporosis, arthritis and bowel cancer.
There are many ways you can look after and support your digestive system.
Start your day by giving your beneficial bacteria a boost. They help you get
more out of the foods you eat by helping to breakdown foods as part of
the digestive process. Try the Berry Compote Granola Pot, or the Soaked
Orchard Fruit Granola Pot.
Wheat is high in a substance called gluten, which can be hard work on the
digestive system and can make you more bloated. Instead of a sandwich,
choose a soup or a salad to help flatten your stomach.
Salmon and Spring Vegetable Soup contains high fibre foods such as spinach,
brown rice and asparagus and is completely wheat free. Or try Moroccan
Chicken and Quinoa Salad. Quinoa is a South American seed similar to
couscous, but its completely gluten free.
Fibre is vital for proper digestion. Soluble fibre can help keep your bowels
moving more regularly, and it may also be beneficial for lowering overall
blood cholesterol as well as helping to eliminate any toxins in the body.
Beans and pulses, vegetables, fruits, oats, barley, rye and seeds are all good
sources of soluble fibre.
Get a real fibre-boost from the Wholegrain and Super Vegetable Salad that
contains a mixture of wholegrains and mixed beans. Or go for the Crunchy
Vegetable Detox Soup that contains a bumper amount of different soluble
fibre sources such as a mix of wholegrains, seeds, broccoli and spinach.
As an added bonus the soup also includes some ginger which can help sooth
and heal irritated digestive tract.
GO FIBREAT FOOD SECRETThere are many ways you can look after and support your digestive system. Start your day by giving your beneficial bacteria a boost.
6HEALTHY EATING STARTS AT HOME
DID YOU KNOWthat digestion begins even before you put food in your mouth? Just the sight and smell of food is enough to start the process that helps you digest food. Once you start chewing, enzymes in your saliva start breaking down foods. A health digestive system is a sum of many parts and there are a number of different ways you can help keep it functioning well.
Start your day by being gentle on your digestion. Mix up a tablespoon of
linseeds in a glass of water, keep in the fridge overnight, and drink the liquid
and the seeds in the morning. The fibre from the linseeds will help keep you
regular and sooth your digestion.
Follow your linseed drink with a bowl of porridge. Oats are low in gluten,
the substance high wheat which can irritate your digestive system. They are
also high in soluble fibre and in addition to being gentle on your digestion
can help lower cholesterol levels.
If you want to add an extra boost to your porridge, soak some almonds,
sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds overnight and mix into your porridge.
Soaking makes the nuts and seeds easier to digest so youll get more benefit!
If you suffer from flatulence and bloating, add more ginger to your foods.
Grate some into your stir fries, or make fresh ginger tea by cutting slices of
ginger root and pouring hot water over them.
Look after your friendly bacteria, and top them up regularly by eating live
yoghurt and cottage cheese. Miso, a fermented soya bean paste, is also
a good source of beneficial bacteria. You can make a satisfying broth by
adding 2-3 tablespoons of miso paste into 1 litre of hot water. You can then
add a selection of vegetables and beans to make a satisfying soup thats also
high in fibre.
And finally, instead of traditional teas and coffees, stock up peppermint and
fennel teas and drink some after each meal to aid digestion.
Food Secret top 10 tipsKeep yourself topped up with water drink at least eight glasses a day to help your digestion run more smoothly. You can also include herbal teas. Peppermint, dandelion, chamomile and fennel teas are all cal