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6 Revelations From A Month Of Veganism

6 Revelations From A Month Of Veganism

Can you remember when you decided to become a vegan? If you haven’t yet taken the leap and want to know how a newbie faired, Colleen B from Expert Home Tips decided to try veganism for a month, and here is what she found out. 1. Have fun with the vegan diet As I am completely obsessed with eating and cooking, the month of veganism was an exciting time for me. I love finding new recipes having already followed a load of vegan bloggers and cooks on social media, I already had a few recipes I wanted to try. Making vegetables the star of your plate, where chicken or steak once sat is a surprisingly enjoyable challenge. It means you must dedicate the care and attention to the main vegetable as you would have done with a piece of meat….

5 Vegan Foods To Show Your Gut Some Love This Love Your Gut Week

5 Vegan Foods To Show Your Gut Some Love This Love Your Gut Week

The health of our gut affects many aspects of our mind and body; from our mood and immune system, to digestive health and comfort – so we can really benefit from eating the right foods to keep it happy. Love Your Gut Week is from 4th-10th September, and the good news is that you don’t need to eat bone broth or yoghurt to show your gut some love! Cook, nutritionist and author of Cooking for the Sensitive Gut Dr Joan Ransley has selected a range of gut healthy vegan foods to have in your kitchen… Fruit Bananas (not too ripe), blueberries, melon, oranges, pineapples and strawberries are all great gut-friendly fruit options. Vegetables Carrots, broccoli, spinach and kale are amongst the vegetables which provide a great source of dietary fibre, as well as a mix of micronutrients and polyphenols which can be…

Beans Are Best

Beans Are Best

Beans are a bit of a vegan staple – they’re filling, versatile and surprisingly healthy. A new report highlights the benefits of eating beans more regularly and we have just the recipe to help you incorporate them into your diet. Thrive Cuisine is a company dedicated to spreading scientific information about the healthfulness and disease preventing power of vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and overall plant-based eating. Last month, they published a reporton the health benefits of the humble bean. According to Joe Bruno, the co-owner and nutrition researcher for Thrive Cuisine, a bean is actually a seed which is formed in a pod and they come in a whole host of different varieties. Beans have surprisingly high amounts of protein and carbohydrates as well as being high in iron and magnesium. Studies have found that beans have a positive effect…

Debate: Should Vegans Be Eating Figs?

Debate: Should Vegans Ride Horses?

Debate: Should Vegans Ride Horses?

If You Treat A Horse With Respect And Care, Is It Okay To Ride? YES: Riding a horse does not necessary abuse or exploit that animal. Many riders love horses, and treat those animals with respect and kindness. Being vegan is about minimising suffering to other living creatures, and if riding horses does not cause the animal to suffer, then how c an it go against that basic principle? Michelle Whitham Jones is a long-term rider. She says: “My husband and I had just decided to move from vegetarianism to veganism when we bought our horses. We believed we were very ethical horse owners because our horses were looked after very well and received a great deal of care and attention from us. Later, we acquired our rescued Mini-Shetland Ben, and nursed his sweet itch scabs with plant…

Debate: Should Vegans Eat Honey?

Debate: Should Vegans Eat Honey?

Should Vegans Eat Honey? YES: Making a fuss about honey is one of those things that gives vegans a bad name. How many times have you tried to explain your vegan diet to somebody, and had them listening quite patiently, until you’ve used the phrase ‘… even honey’ – only to see them explode with frustration? It just feels like an unnecessary, pedantic, step too far. Honey is a natural food that humans have been eating forever. It occurs naturally in the wild and can be harvested without causing any damage to bees or the environment. Honey is one of the first things you see on the shelf in health food shops, and for good reason. Raw honey is an alkaline–forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important nutrients. It has anti–viral, anti–bacterial and…

Global Food Shortage – Is Veganism The Answer To Food Insecurity?

Global Food Shortage – Is Veganism The Answer To Food Insecurity?

Simply getting enough food to survive is a daily struggle for many people globally. In the face of rapid global population growth and a greater demand for cleaner biofuels, which replace crops grown for human consumption, there is less food to go round meaning food prices have risen dramatically.   And this imbalance is also perpetuated by worsening inequality between the richest nations and developing countries, so rising food prices become increasingly problematic for the poorest countries in the world.   So food security is about not just supply-but also access-to food. The World Food Summit in 1996 defined food security as a state when: “All people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.”   The scale of this crisis is truly staggering. Between 2012 and 2014, 805…