LIFESTYLE FEATURE: Karen Middleton, Nutritionist For TIANA® Fairtrade Organics Tells Us The Nutrition Trends For 2020
TIANA® Fairtrade Organics Ltd is a private, family run business led by directors who have over 20 years’ experience in the health food trade. Specialising in vegan, vegetarian and free-from range, TIANA® is the leading UK importer, manufacturer and supplier of premium quality superfoods, food supplements and beauty range. TIANA® Fairtrade Project is committed to organic and sustainable agriculture methods to ensure a reliable supply chain from farmer to consumer since 2009.
TIANA® Fairtrade Organics product range has won over 80 consumer awards for quality, taste, nutrition and product effectiveness as well as Great Taste Producer 2018. TIANA® production facility has Organic and Salsa accreditations. Its products are available at Holland and Barrett, Lloyds Pharmacies, Booths, Morrisons, Asda, Ocado, independent health stores and pharmacies nationwide as well as on TIANA® website.
1. Sustainable Supplements
The future of supplements is clean, green and sustainable. As the interest in and awareness of sustainability continues to grow, the supplement market has had to adapt and put sustainability at the heart of both the ingredients used and manufacturing processes.
The demand for natural and sustainable supplements has resulted from consumers who are more engaged by the world around them, seeking to preserve the environment for future generations and looking to invest in products which will benefit their health and match their principles when it comes to ingredients, manufacturing and sustainability.
Clean label, sustainable supplements which offer complete transparency when it comes to ingredients and additives used have seen consumer preferences shift away from tablets and powders and towards liquid formats which avoid unwanted fillers, preserving natural goodness, making them more potent and effective. Leading the way in sustainable supplementation is TIANA® Fairtrade Organics (www.tiana-organics.com), the multi-award-winning and trusted nutrition brand, specialising in vegan free-from premium superfoods and natural food supplements who have recently unveiled their Science of Nutrition® range.
The Science of Nutrition® range includes three entirely vegan food supplements. The first is TIANA Advanced Formula Memory Oil® (RRP: £18.75), which proven to naturally prevent stress and age-related memory impairment, as well as improve attention and concentration. Containing pioneering Memory Activation Complex™ and natural brain boosting bioactive ingredients, it works to effectively activate memory and maintain cognitive ability by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain cells, which is one of the main causes of memory deterioration in conjunction with a busy, stressful lifestyle and lack of cognitive stimulation. This supplement also provides the daily requirements of Vitamin D3 and Omega-3 DHA.
The Science of Nutrition® range also includes two body energy boosters: TIANA® High Strength 100% MCT Energy (RRP from £11.99) and TIANA® High Strength 100% MCT Energy with Omega-3 (RRP from £12.99). The High Strength supplements works as fast acting fuel for superior functionality and are incredibly beneficial for people with diabetes, digestive issues and those seeking to reduce tiredness and fatigue as well as naturally enhance sporting performance. The one with omega-3 is a double-action supplement which also helps lower cholesterol levels. They are made from 100% Pure Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), which are derived from TIANA® Fairtrade Organics premium raw extra virgin 1st cold pressed coconut oil. MCTs is an active ingredient that can be used as a powerful and natural alternative source of energy instead of glucose.
All these liquid supplements are vegan, pure, powerful and 100% natural sources of nutrients.
2. Baking and Flour Power
As seasoned and amateur bakers look to make their recipes healthier and more inclusive for the growing number of people who suffer with food allergies, an array of interesting flours and sugar alternatives are entering the market.
2020 will see consumers looking to boost their bakes, switching to ‘super flours’ and 100% natural sugar alternatives which deliver better nutrition and superior flavour.
Both refined flour and sugar offer no nutritional benefit, and with individuals seeking to become healthier and find out more about where and how their food is made, there will be a notable shift towards natural, wholesome alternatives which are versatile, free from additives, premium and ethically produced.
Transform your much love recipes and store cupboard with TIANA® Fairtrade Organics (www.tiana-organics.com), and their range of vegan multi-award winning, natural superfoods including two naturally gluten-free flours and one sugar alternative Coconut nectar. TIANA® Fairtrade Organics All-Purpose Cassava Flour (RRP: £4.99), is a multipurpose flour made from whole-root fresh cassava which offers a mild, neutral flavour, that’s perfect for use in a wide variety of recipes. Naturally gluten, grain and nut free and with a Low Glycaemic Index, TIANA® Cassava Flour has been produced using innovative bio-technological methods to ensure a superior product which is kinder to your body, digestive system and the environment. The range also includes highly nutritious, naturally gluten-free and high in fibre TIANA® Fairtrade Organics Coconut Flour (RRP: £4.99), one of the few Certified Fair Trade Organic Coconut Flours available in the UK. To end, TIANA® Fairtrade Organics Raw Crystallised Coconut Nectar (£5.49), an unrefined, unfiltered and pure alternative to sugar, which contains no additives or preservatives and has one of lowest Glyceamic Index. TIANA® Raw Coconut Nectar is different from Coconut Sugar and is the most sustainable option.
They offer a far richer nutritional profile, improving both the taste of recipes and adding to the vitamin, mineral and fibre content.
3. Better Butter
2020 will see a taste explosion of creamy vegan butters and spreads which eliminate the use of palm oil, the harvesting of which is one of the main causes of deforestation and a threat to many species of wildlife.
Leading the way will be spreads and betters made from nuts and seeds which improves the taste and nutrition content of recipes and meals. Still incredibly versatile, these butters can be used in a wide variety of recipes, changing the way you cook, bake and eat for the better.
Offering premium quality and a 100% dairy and palm oil free alternative, TIANA® Fairtrade Organics Odourless Pure Virgin Coconut Cooking Butters (from £4.99 www.tiana-organics.com) can be used to replace all types of cooking oil, margarine and goose fat, instantly improving the taste and nutritional content of recipes. With no distinctive coconut aroma or taste, as well as being free from trans-fat and cholesterol, TIANA® Cooking Butters are smooth and creamy tasting, also offering excellent heat resistance, making them suitable for all types of cooking and baking.
The TIANA® range also includes TIANA® Fairtrade Organics Raw Coconut Goodness (RRP: £9.99), a multi-award-winning product, renowned for its versatility, superior quality and exceptional taste. Made from the flesh of specially selected, large organic coconuts, which provide the optimum nutritional value, the 100% raw, unsweetened white coconut flesh is a highly nutritious smooth and creamy spread, that can also be eat from the jar is or mix in smoothies. It has been made using the latest cold press technology to preserve the unrivalled nutritional benefits and fresh, delicate taste of delicious organic coconuts.
Written by Karen Middleton, Nutritionist for TIANA® Fairtrade Organics (www.tiana-organics.com)