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What to Eat to Reduce Inflammation

What to Eat to Reduce Inflammation

What to eat to reduce Inflammation A topic of conversation that regularly comes up in my working practise is inflammation. Inflammation is at the root of many common, long term diseases: arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, to name a few. With education and correct food choices, symptoms can be reduced and discomfort eased. Inflammation is not always a bad thing. In fact, inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury. It is a protective response to remove…

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Vegan friendly chocolate

Vegan friendly chocolate

Vegan friendly chocolate. There seems to be a misconception that when you turn vegan you suddenly stop eating chocolate; this is not the case. There are many brands of chocolate offering dairy free options which don’t have to come from the “free from” section. If you like dark chocolate then you will find the transition easy. If you don’t enjoy dark chocolate it could take a while to make the transition however over time you will get used to the taste and start…

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Being the only vegan at a party

Being the only vegan at a party

Being the only vegan at a party I don’t know if it has happened to you before but I sometimes feel like I am the only vegan in the village. Eating a vegan diet does make you the minority, although the number of us are on the increase, so there are things you need to accept. people don’t always understand you people think you only eat lettuce and carrots you may be weird to some people some people assume you…

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Be Fat Smart

Be Fat Smart

Be Fat Smart: your guide to knowing what fats you should and shouldn’t be eating and why they are good for us! Before we get into the benefits of adding fats into your diet let share some knowledge. What exactly is fat? Fat is a rich source of energy made up of essential fatty acids. These fatty acids are broken down into the following classifications, determined by their chemical structure: saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. Fats high source of energy means for 1…

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Vegan Egg Replacements

Vegan Egg Replacements

Vegan Egg Replacements As you transition into a vegan/ plant-based diet there will be obstacles you’ll come across which can leave you stuck. As I speak to more and more people about problems they’re coming across I have found that for some people giving up eggs is difficult. Eggs are a quick meal and high in protein which is good for filling you up. However, eggs contain high levels of cholesterol and zero fibre. Research into eggs have even compared eating…

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Let’s talk cheese

Let’s talk cheese

Let’s talk cheese. When it comes to transitioning to a vegan diet or simply going dairy free, the main difficulty people find is giving up cheese. All dairy products contain a protein called Casein and cheese contains the most addictive and concentrated form of Casein, Casomorphins. Casomorphins have an opioid effect (opioids: known as one the world’s oldest drugs)! This addictive formula is what was designed to keep the calf suckling its mother’s milk. Now can you see why cheese…

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