We have all heard about the benefits of consuming a plant-based diet. Are there any disadvantages? Tune into this webinar to learn about the health benefits and nutritional risks of consuming a plant-based diet.
What's your favourite meal? There’s a vegan version of that! Nowadays being vegan is so easy - you can still enjoy all the foods you do now, but without the animal suffering.
Studies have shown that those following a balanced vegan diet have lower risks than meat eaters of developing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
Being vegan is a commitment and commitment is tough for some people. We have to plan and think and read labels; we don’t just eat whatever is served. We can’t just get on an airplane or eat at any restaurant. Vegan is still a minority, though we are gaining support with education, internet and social media.
If you believe in yourself, vegan living will soon become second nature. There is always a better reason to stick with your decision than to go against it.
If you're having issues with friends or family, don't give up: our sections on socialising and solutions to these problems can give you some advice. Remember, there are lots of vegan groups online and off that you can join.
Absorption of iron from plant sources is less than from animal products. The recommended iron intake for vegans is about twice that of non-vegans.Read more...
Ideally we should have a balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 of a close to 1:1 ratio. However, the average Western diet has a ratio of over 20:1! A high Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio is linked with many inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, depression, heart disease and cancer.Read more...
Vitamin B12 is only available from animal sources. If you are vegan or vegetarian you will need to source B12 elsewhere. B12 keeps the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA.Read more...
Ivy Anderson is a London-based health and eco-vegan living coach and creator of the Vegan Ivy, a step-by-step plan promoting the benefits of a healthy, tasty, and uncompromising conscious lifestyle, made of delicious meals.