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Three healthy ingredients loved by this popular foodie spot

Three healthy ingredients loved by this popular foodie spot

Published at 1:43pm 5th April 2018. (Updated at 1:50pm 5th April 2018)

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Specialists in giving people with dietary requirements a wide choice, Filmore and Union pride themselves on food and drink that not only tastes great, but is actually rather good for you too. 

Whether you're a meat-eater, a carb-lover, veggie, vegan, coeliac, pescatarian, dairy-free or anything in between, Filmore and Union strikes a fine balance between taste and health.

Three areas focused on in particular are probiotics, anti-inflammatory ingredients and low-sugar juices. But why are they so good and how do they make them part of everyday delicious dishes?

Filmore and Union desert sharing platter

Probiotics - miso or sauerkraut

Whilst the idea of a nice hot plate of bacteria might not sound delicious, in actual fact the RIGHT kind bacteria is vital for your gut to function efficiently. Often know as "healthy" bacteria, certain foods such as miso, sauerkraut, yogurt or pickles are probiotic rich. Luckily for you, they all taste great too!

Miso chicken supreme with hibiscus roast cauliflower, sweet potato and kale crisps... oh hello. 

Miso chicken supreme with hibiscus roast cauliflower, sweet potato and kale crisps

Anti-inflammatory Ingredients - turmeric, ginger and sumac

These ingredients have been shown to reduce inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Whilst turmeric is mostly known as a spice used in Asian cuisine, it's more recently become popular in a wide variety of foods including coffee, tea or deserts. Ginger has been known for it's medicinal properties and is commonly used to treat nausea, but it's anti-inflammatory properties also benefit a range of illnesses. Sumac is probably the one you're least likely to have heard about and is a spice regularly used in Middle Eastern and South Asian cuisine. 

Juices

Juices have had a pretty tough time lately with many juices containing high levels of sugar. But because Filmore and Union make their juices using mainly vegetables rather than fruit it ensures lower levels of the sweet stuff. Additions of lemon or ginger also go a long way to make they still taste good. 

A range of juice programmes at Filmore and Union can allow you to 'Glow', 'Rest' or 'Reboot' your body.

Beth Parsons went to talk to Jake at Filmore and Union headquarters in Wetherby to find out more. 

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