Special requirements Why do we avoid certain foods?
Special requirements Why do we avoid certain foods? • To follow a healthy diet,eg low cholesterol • To avoid becoming ill, eg wheat intolerance • For ethical reasons, eg vegetarianism • For cultural or religious reasons, eg avoiding pork
Special requirements Low-cholesterol diet Why? To reduce blood cholesterol which can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. How? Avoid foods high in saturated fat including butter, ghee, coconut milk, lard, fatty meat and most cheese.
Special requirements Gluten-free diet Why? To avoid symptoms caused by gluten intolerance. How? Avoid foods containing wheat, eg flour, bread, pizza, pasta, biscuits.
Special requirements Lactose-free diet Why? To avoid symptoms caused by lactose intolerance. How? Avoid milk and foods made from it, eg cheese, butter, yoghurt, cream, crème fraîche.
Special requirements Vegetarian diet Why? For ethical, religious or health reasons. How? Avoid foods that involve killing animals, eg meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish.
Special requirements Vegan diet Why? For ethical, religious or health reasons. How? Avoid all animal products, eg meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, cheese, butter, yoghurt.
Special requirements Other dietary issues • Diabetes • Nut allergy • Need to gain or lose weight • Other health concerns • Other cultural, religious or ethical restrictions