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Foodie Friday: 'I would like people to offer meals without so much sugar'

Friday, June 2, 2017

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For this week’s Foodie Friday, we caught up with 32 year Marcus, who lives in London and works as a startup founder. Marcus has a soya and egg allergy and is very keen to limit the amount of sugar in his diet. An egg allergy can be fairly hard to manage as, like milk, eggs are used in a whole variety of baked goods. This is why it is so important for food products to carry the ingredients clearly on the packaging or menu. Allergies to soy are really common and the soybean is present in many processed meals. Although it is directly related to tofu, it can be found in cereals, condiments, vegetable broth and even some peanut butters.Many people, like Marcus, are becoming highly aware of the amount of sugar they are consuming. The government recommends that free or added sugars shouldn't make up more than 5% of the energy (calories) that an adult gets from food and drink each day. But often this isn’t the case, and many people, including children, are eating too much.Marcus enjoys long walks, poetry, sunsets, and dining out- as there are low sugar options.

How many times a week do you eat out and roughly how much do you spend?I never eat out for breakfast, but I buy lunch every day, spending about £5-10 and then I go out for dinner 3 times a week, spending between £20-35 per meal.What foods can you not eat or wish to avoid?I don’t eat eggs, as I have an intolerance to eggs and soya, and I’m trying to avoid sugar which is really hard. I spent a long time looking around for low sugar content and it's quite a lot of effort. If I knew what shops had great low sugar varieties it would definitely push me towards those shops. Looking for what is low sugar takes a bit of work as it’s always fairly hidden.How do you decide where to eat?I’m often aware of which shops have good options for me. I'm very aware of how much sugar is in fast food, and often when you go to have a snack the problem is too much sugar.It's fairly straightforward to avoid eggs and soya, it's only really brunching where it becomes a massive problem.What would make eating out easier for you and allow you to #eatwithconfidence? I would actually just like people to offer more stuff without sugar- that is the main thing. With eggs and soya it’s easier to tell when they’re in things so it's easy to avoid them, and when they're in small portions it's not a problem.I would just like people to invent more meals without so much sugarTell us your favourite restaurant?Brasserie Zedel I think, it’s a French bistro and they have plenty of low sugar options.

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Our cloud-based kitchen management system connects chefs to the customer and everyone else in between. We ensure that all parties can successfully and compliantly access the nutritional and allergen information of your menu.You can find out more about what Kafoodle can do for you here or by contacting us directly at: info@kafoodle.com or on 02033710450We'd love to hear from you!Sources:http://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/soy#overview1http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/sugars.aspx

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