Getting Vegucated!

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So its a big trend these days to be a veggie or a vegan, but what are the health benefits? And how hard is it to find all the vitamins and minerals you need? 

You maybe considering becoming veggie or vegan or just cutting down on your animal products intake so heres a quick guide on getting yourself vegucated!...

HEALTH BENEFITS TO GOING VEGGIE..

Theres a list as long as our arms we kid you not but here are some of the most important ones!..

Lower risk of:
Diabetes
Cancer
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Cardiovascular Disease
Hypertension 


Reduced:
Allergies
Cholesterol
Blood Pressure
BMI 

Improved:
Energy levels 
Digestion
Skin and Nails 
Sleep patterns 

WHERE DO I GET MY VITAMINS AND MINERALS?

You can gain a wide variety of everything you need from plants (fruits and veggies) however the most important ones to ensure you have topped up that most people rely on from meat or are:

Vitamin B12
For Vegetarians it can be gained from:
Cheese
Milk

For Vegans it can be gained from:
Fortified Nut Milks (almond / coconut etc)
Nutritional Yeast
Algae (Spirulina / Chlorella)

Calcium

For Vegetarians it can be gained from:
Cheese
Milk

For Vegans it can be gained from:
Almonds
Kale
Broccoli
Figs
Black Beans
Mung Beans
Blackstrap Molasses
Spirulina
Fortified Nut Milks

Iron

For Veggies or Vegans it can be gained from:
Pumpkin Seeds
Spinach
Lentils
Quinoa
Tomato Paste
White Beans
Walnuts
Blackstrap Molasses
Chlorella

Vitamin D

For Veggies 
Egg Yolk

For Veggies or Vegans it can be gained from:
Sunlight
Fortified Nut Milks 
Mushrooms

Everything you need can be gained in abundance from Plant Based Foods. 
In fact introducing a veggie or vegan meal into your diet makes you think about food differently and how it will fuel your body. We find eating less animal products brings a relationship evolution between yourself and food and a passion for finding out more. Its also a great way of injecting some excitement into cooking and meal times that sometimes in our busy lives gets lost and too ritually stale. 

So what are you waiting for? Why not introduce a veggie or vegan meal into your week, have a meatless monday and see what wonderfully nutritious food you can cook up!



 


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