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The number of vegans in Britain has risen by a staggering 360 per cent over the past decade, making it one of Britain’s fastest-growing lifestyle movements, according to a new report by The Vegan Society and Vegan Life magazine. There are now more than half a million vegans in the UK, typically city dwellers, aged between 15-34 and motivated by ethical and compassionate reasons. World tennis No 1 Novak Djokovic credits a vegan diet with transforming his health and fitness levels and last month opened a vegan restaurant in Monte Carlo.
Eating healthy really isn’t too difficult when you stick to a whole foods approach, but it’s often getting there for most people that seems to be the hardest part. We live in a fast-paced, on-the-go world that prioritizes convenience over quality many times, which can leave our diets lacking in whole foods nutrition. So to help you get back on track, I’d like to share some simple tips about transitioning to a whole foods vegan diet in a simple to follow format. No matter if you’re new to eating whole foods or you’ve been doing it for awhile now, these tips can work for you and may even help you learn to try new foods to prevent getting stuck in a food rut. Oh, and if you’re one of those folks who is constantly on the run for your job, with your kids, or because you just like to stay busy, these tips can help you out too. Now all you have to do is follow them and start eating!
THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO ANYONE WHO’S EVER SPRINKLED NUTRITIONAL YEAST ON THEIR POPCORN.
1. YOU HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO EAT RAW TOFU STRAIGHT OUT OF THE FRIDGE AS A “SNACK.”
2. YOU KNOW THE UNFORTUNATE SECRET THAT A LITTLE BIT OF VEGENAISE MAKES EVERYTHING TASTE BETTER.
3. MUSHROOMS (AND OTHER MEATY VEGGIES) MAKE YOU NERVOUS BECAUSE YOU THINK THEY “HAVE THE TEXTURE OF MEAT.”
4. YOU KNOW THAT ALL THESE THINGS ARE VEGAN.
5. YOU DON’T REALIZE THAT MOST PEOPLE CALL THESE TOFU PACKAGE OPENERS “STEAK KNIVES.”
6. YOU HAVE, LIKE, FIVE HALF-FULL CONTAINERS OF THIS STUFF IN YOUR CABINET BECAUSE YOU KEEP FORGETTING WHETHER YOU’RE OUT OF IT.
7. YOU HAVE YOUR OWN PATENTED TECHNIQUE FOR GETTING THESE THINGS OUT OF THEIR NIGHTMARE PACKAGES.
8. YOU CAN LOOK AT A MASSIVE LIST OF INGREDIENTS AND KNOW WHETHER THE FOOD IS VEGAN IN LESS TIME THAN IT TAKES FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO BLINK.
SERIOUSLY, YOU ARE LIKE NINJA-FAST AT THIS. IT’S FRIGHTENING.
9. YOU CARRY A BUSINESS CARD TO EXPLAIN TO PEOPLE WHERE YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN.
10. YOU HAVE SAID THIS. AND YOU WILL SAY IT AGAIN.
11. THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR YOU.
12. THIS IS WHAT YOUR FRIENDS THINK YOU EAT.
BUT THIS IS WHAT YOU ACTUALLY EAT.
Do you have any other particularly ‘vegan’ habit of yours? Share in the comments below!
1. Daiya American Style Cheese Slices
Coming out this Easter, it will be the perfect cruelty-free replacement for your family’s holiday ham. You can skewer it with pineapples, peppers, and your favorite barbeque sauce for a refreshing grilled treat.
10. Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss Sandwiches
These ice cream cookie sandwiches are the perfect treat for afternoon barbecues by the pool. Look for them this summer.
Field Roast will soon launch this and eight other products, including Chao Mayo, Chao Butter, Katsu Cutlets, Fruffalo Wings, and new seasonal sausage varieties!
The entire town of Tiller, in the US state of Oregon, has been put up for sale with a price tag of $3.8m. It’s a mostly uninhabited area 225 miles (362 km) south of Portland. The deal includes six houses, a flat, petrol station and a shop. Roughly 250 people live in the surrounding area. But residents began leaving the area after the decline in timber harvesting and the closure of the town’s mill, according to the estate agent. Tiller originally went on the market in 2015 but didn’t include the old primary school building.
2017 seems to be the year of the vegan documentaries! Already, two groundbreaking films have come out, and a number of others are also underway. Analysis for each is provided in the video above, as well as respective trailers. Here are our top 5:
Honey is not vegan, but luckily there are delicious alternatives to replace it in any recipe. Try these vegan alternatives to honey! The honey question is surprisingly contentious in the vegan world, but honey is an animal product and definitely not vegan. Bees do not create honey for humans to eat—they create it as their own, sole food source. As Piper Hoffman explained to Care2, bees have a central nervous system. They experience pain, just like larger animals do. “I’m going to speculate here that starving causes pain,” Hoffman said, “and thanks to beekeepers, some entire hives starve to death during the winter.” There are some vegans who argue that local honey is ethical, because the methods used to take the honey are less harsh than in commercial honey operations. The local honey debate is a hot topic and I’m not here to argue about it. You do you. The resources below are for anyone looking for vegan
There are more people turning to the vegan lifestyle now than ever before. Being vegan means that you can’t eat any animal products, which cuts out common ingredients such as meat, dairy, and eggs. This can often be difficult, especially when you start to feel hangry after your oh-so-boring history lecture and need a quick go-to snack. If you’re looking for a delectable treat that fits the vegan lifestyle, munch down on one of these completely vegan snacks (although I can’t guarantee they will be the most nutritious choices).
Who doesn’t love these chocolatey cookies? (And I totally won’t judge you for licking the icing out of the middle first. It’s the best part.) Just remember that you can’t dunk your cookies in a glass of milk if you want to eat by vegan standards.
2. Fritos Original Corn Chips
These classic crunchy chips will satisfy your salty craving. For an extra twist, try adding them to a bowl of veggie chili or using them as a base for a walking taco.
3. Sun Chips Original
Grab a bag of these wavy, square chips, and satisfy your hunger and health knowing that they’re vegan, along with being 100% multigrain.
4. Sour Patch Kids
First they’re sour, then they’re sweet. And you can feel sweet, knowing you’re not consuming any animal products when munching down on this delicious candy.
5. Unfrosted Pop-Tarts
Although you do have to sacrifice the icing, it’s worth it knowing you can still eat one of these tasty pastries. Vegan flavors include apple cinnamon, blueberry, brown sugar cinnamon, and strawberry.
6. Thin Mints
We’re not lying. Go ahead, eat the four boxes in one sitting while binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. FYI: Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, and Thanks-A-Lots are also vegan.
7. Ritz CrackersAP
Try topping these rich and buttery crackers with a slice of vegan cheese.
8. Reese’s Puffs
Although its candy counterpart may contain animal products, try a bowl of Reese’s Puffs with almond milk, and “amazing things can happen.”
9. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars
If you’re looking for an emergency snack to keep in your backpack for times of desperate hunger, buy a box of these vegan granola bars. You can try them in flavors such as apple crisp, cinnamon, maple brown sugar, and peanut butter.
10. Wheat Thins
We think it’s really “wheat” that these tasty crackers are considered vegan. The original flavor is tasty, but you can also switch it up by trying the garden vegetable, sun-dried tomato & basil, or zesty salsa.
Although avoiding all animal products may sound like a treacherous feat, it isn’t as difficult as you may think, especially when you can nosh on these savory vegan snacks.
Living a vegan lifestyle can be super-simple and full of only limited hiccups along the way. Sometimes, however, a curveball is tossed our way and we discover that a product we thought was (literally) harmless is actually non-vegan. The horror! Even though I’ve been vegan for nearly 9 years, I still remind myself to scrutinize ingredient labels of new foods before tossing them into my cart (and sometimes even familiar foods which may have been reformulated!). Every once in a while, a non-vegan ingredient creeps onto our plates. This does not mean we are bad advocates for the Earth and for the animals——rather, it means we are human and the food industries can be sneaky with how they produce stuff. Here are a few things to look out for on your next trip to the supermarket:
Swapping meat and eggs for lentils and nuts could add years to your life, a major new study suggests. Scientists found eating less protein from animal sources such as red meat and dairy products, and increasing plant proteins from cereals, beans and soya, substantially reduced death rates. Mortality from heart disease fell 12 per cent, and deaths from all causes fell by 10 per cent, for every three per cent increase in calories from plant protein, the researchers found. In contrast, raising the animal protein share of calories by 10 per cent led to an eight per cent greater chance of dying from a heart problem and two per cent higher risk of all-cause death.