Why Do Vegans Eat Fake Meat?

Since going vegan I have met a lot of people who are very interested in the diet whether it be to debunk it or because they simply cannot imagine a life without meat or dairy.  One of the most interesting questions I’ve been asked in the past couple of months many times is why do…

Vegan Shopping Simplified

After you have decided to become vegan there are a few obstacles which you will face and will overcome for me one of the most difficult obstacles I faced was the shopping list. Suddenly faced with the prospect of new shops with different layouts, some shops with very expensive products and some that seemed too…

Being vegan on a budget – Yes you can!

A lot of times when I speak to someone who is considering going vegan a big concern is the price. Vegan is considered expensive but it doesn’t have to be there are many ways you can take the leap and be vegan on a budget. Fresh or Frozen? For example, a lot of the cost…

Vegan Diet For Diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is spreading fast. Over 21 million people have been diagnosed with the disease in the United States, triple the number from 1990. Type 2 diabetes has devastating health consequences.  It may lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, and stroke. When you are diagnosed with diabetes the treatment is a diet change….

Where did Popeye get his muscles?

Protein is an incredibly important nutrient in everyone’s diet. If you are a vegan or a vegetarian you will meet a lot of people who are very concerned about your protein status. Protein is composed of amino acids there are 20 amino acids in total and different combinations of this makeup all the proteins in…

So you’ve just become a vegetarian?

First of all congratulations! You have taken a big step and your decision should not be belittled. The first couple of weeks can be tricky territory. So the aim of this blog is to help you across a couple of humps that you may face. Explaining to people   The decision that you have made…

So you’re thinking of turning Vegetarian.

  The fact that you have clicked on this blog means you are considering vegetarianism. Good for you! Now I must make this clear this is not intended to encourage everyone to be vegetarian, this is just intended for those people who need the extra little push. Losing weight   A diet without meat is…

Turmeric Benefits

In recent years there has been a positive trend towards treating or preventing illnesses with food rather than inorganic chemicals. This is one trend that I can say I am very happy about indeed. Turmeric was one of the early additions to this natural medicine trend and it seemed to appear in everyone’s cupboards almost…

Garlic VS Dracula

With Halloween coming up I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about an ancient tale of mortal enemies and to try and understand why these two could just never get along. So join me for the tale of the vampire and the garlic clove. Why do we believe this tale where did…

10 ways gaining weight is easier in the 21st Century

  Ready Meals   In previous years you had to cook a meal before you would eat it. If you found yourself placing 4 tbsp. of salt into your dinner you would catch yourself on. Now it all comes in a nice little box and other than the basic Chicken curry and Rice, how many…