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! Simple statements such as these can help you decide what topic to look into next, how to respond to questions from others or even reassure you…

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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 milk] Tea:…

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Your body naturally replenishes itself, cell by cell, so that you are always building new fluids and tissues. This means you have daily opportunities to provide excellent building materials for your body, because 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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