Hannah Thornley

Hannah is a freelance content writer passionate about natural health, mindfulness, and the environment. She shares her enthusiasm for a conscious lifestyle on Naturaler, inspiring others to take the steps towards a more natural and fulfilling life

Canola or rapeseed oil

Is Canola Oil Banned in the UK?

Canola oil is a type of vegetable oil made from crushed seeds of the canola plant. It is commonly found on the ingredients list of American food products, and US recipes call for this cooking oil for frying, sauteing, and baking. However, it can be difficult to find in the United Kingdom, and there are …

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Breakfast cereal and milk

Which Cereals Are Gluten-Free in the UK?

Many people eat gluten-free diets because of allergies, intolerances, or health choices. Regardless of your reasons for restricting your diet, finding gluten-free food is essential for ensuring you receive the right balance of nutrients and don’t accidentally consume something you shouldn’t. Thankfully, most UK supermarkets offer a good selection of gluten-free products, including branded and …

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Monk fruit (Luo han guo)

Is Monk Fruit Banned in the UK?

Monk fruit, also known as luo han guo or swingle, is a natural sweetener. The Southeast Asian fruit can taste up to 250 times sweeter than table sugar while containing zero calories. This sweetness, combined with its low calorific content, has made it a particularly popular sugar alternative for people on low-carb, keto, or calorie-controlled …

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Tub of margarine

Is UK Margarine Trans Fat Free?

Trans fats are naturally occurring fats found in limited amounts in dairy and red meat products. These fats can also be artificially manufactured from vegetable oils and other unsaturated fats through a process called partial hydrogenation to produce solid fats like margarine. This process is what has given trans fats their second name: partially hydrogenated …

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Wheat in field

How to Avoid GMO Foods in the UK

Most of us are familiar with “genetically modified organisms”, or “GMOs” for short. These plants and animals have had their natural genetic material (DNA) changed through modern biotechnology methods to give them specific desirable qualities. Genetically modified foods (GMO foods) refers to plants and animals intended for consumption whose DNA has been altered or that …

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