One of the four most commonly given reasons for adopting a plant-based diet is concern for the well-being of animals, sometimes referred to as animal welfare. This term has a very broad definition – from ensuring livestock animals have had a drink of water before they are transported, to making sure your companion animal is…

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You might wonder why adopting a largely plant-based diet is now seen as essential if we are to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The simple answer is that plant-based foods have less impact on natural resources and produce less pollution and greenhouse gas emissions than animal-based foods. Plant-based foods also can provide enough food to…

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One of the four most commonly given reasons for adopting a plant-based diet is concern for the environment. It’s a very good reason. The health of the planet is in a perilous state; much of it caused by human activity. No one means to cause harm. Simply, we have adopted lifestyles that are comfortable for…

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Years ago, the only commercial alternative to dairy milk was soya milk. Unfortunately, much of it tasted like wet sawdust. But all of that has changed. Soya milk has grown up! It comes unsweetened or sweetened, in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or banana flavours, thick or thin and in large or small cartons. Most importantly, it…

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You might have grown up using the classic Four Food Groups chart, but it is no longer used and has been updated to display five groups. However, both the four and five group charts place excess emphasis on animal-based foods and not enough on selecting for variety in the diet. The Twelve Groups shown here…

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It is useful to have a ‘map’ you can refer to when you start out on a journey. And that is what the plant-based way of eating can be! Here are just a few good reasons why the plant-based way of eating is top scoring. Simple statements such as these can help you decide what…

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One of the four most commonly given reasons for adopting a plant-based diet is concern for one’s health. Sometimes, a health problem becomes evident and so you consider changing your diet. At other times, you adjust your diet because all is well… and that’s exactly how you want things to remain! Good health is precious;…

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The soya bean is an amazing food, but it doesn’t suit everyone! Not a problem! Here are some menu ideas that can be used to satisfy the hungry athlete as well as a person with allergies.   Breakfasts Fruit juice & your favourite hot drink: Coffee: espresso, black or cappucino [made with oat or almond…

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Your body naturally replenishes itself, cell by cell, so that you are always generating new fluids and tissues. This means you have daily opportunities to provide excellent building materials for your body; and the best materials are whole foods! Good food will support or even improve your health. It helps if you select a great…

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One of the four most commonly given reasons for adopting a fully plant-based diet is that it is a natural progression from a vegetarian way of eating. It makes sense! Having removed meat from the diet, it is logical – and easy – to finish the job and remove all animal products. This was certainly…

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