Today dairy-free products are also made from almonds, hemp, hazelnut, sunflower and coconut. For a consumer with multiple food allergies, this gives them options to enjoy milk, ice cream and other dairy-based food products.
Orland Park, IL (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
The days of having a hard time finding a healthy, tasty, and versatile dairy-free alternative are long gone. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. recently expanded its dairy-free selection and now offers consumers a variety of dairy-free choices of: ice cream, yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, chocolate bars and chips, heavy whipping cream, cheese which is now available in slice or shredded form, as well as prepared foods such as dairy-free lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and pizza.
“Consumers growing need for dairy-free products have driven manufactures to develop more and more dairy-free substitutes,” began Diana Sourek, MS, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner and manager of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. “The other exciting component is that the source or key ingredient that dairy-free products are made from has also expanded. It used to be that dairy-free products were either rice or soy based. Today however, dairy-free products are also made from almonds, hemp, hazelnut, sunflower and coconut. For a consumer with multiple food allergies, this gives them options to enjoy milk, ice cream and other dairy-based food products.”
New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. which has been serving the Chicagoland area for the past 24 years carries dairy-free products made from national companies such as So Delicious, Purely Decadnet, Daiya, Lisanatti, Luna & Larry’s, Enjoy Life, Imagine Foods, Healthy Top, Living Harvest, Galaxy and Tofutti. “Many of these non-dairy alternatives can serve as a substitute in recipes that call for dairy. The non-dairy mozzarellas cheese melts and spreads evenly like its dairy counterpart to make a delicious pizza. In addition, the creamy texture and flavor that dairy provides is not lost in today’s non-dairy products. We receive a lot of positive feedback from parents saying how much their children enjoy having ice cream again,” shared New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. assistant manager, Florine Sonneveld.
Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, and Certified Gluten Practitioner shared, “When someone is on a diary-free diet one of the greatest concerns is whether the person will be getting sufficient calcium in their diet. Calcium is an essential mineral that promotes healthy bones, muscle and nervous system function and hormone secretion. Infants 0 – 12 mo. should have 200 – 500mg of calcium, children/adolescents 1 – 18 yrs. 700-1300mg of calcium, and average adult needs 1,000mg of calcium. For people who cannot consume dairy, calcium supplements are available. However, obtaining adequate calcium and nutrients from food is preferable. Many non-dairy milk substitutes contain as much as or more calcium than regular dairy.”
Nondairy sources of calcium include vegetables, such as kale, spinach and broccoli. Most grains do not have high amounts of calcium unless they are fortified; however, they contribute calcium to the diet because they contain small amounts of calcium and people consume them frequently. Foods fortified with calcium include many fruit juices and drinks, tofu, nuts and cereals. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/calcium-HealthProfessional/ .
About New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.:
New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. provides Chicagolands’ largest selection of allergy-free foods that have met their high standards for taste, quality, and nutrition. New allergy-free foods are introduced weekly. They also carry frozen foods, vitamins, herbs, homeopathic, aromatherapy, books, body care, pet care, household item and much more. New Vitality features only the highest quality, effective nutritional supplements to support our customers’ total health. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. is located at 9177 West 151st St., Orland Park, Il 6062.
(708) 403-0120 http://www.newvitalityhealthfoods.com.