Vegans do live longer!

As I continue my journey into month two of my Vegan challenge, I must say I still feel positive and committed. I think KFC running out of chicken has helped me..lol

I have found some more interesting information regarding the benefits of Veganism and its that you actually live longer compared to a meat/dairy eater. As I’ve said, it’s not the meat or dairy that’s the problem but the other killer-chemicals which are added in the manufacturing process.

Researchers at Loma Linda University in California have been conducting a study to determine whether  vegans live longer than the rest of the population, and so far, the answer seems to be a resounding “Yes!”

Studies on average, show that Vegan men and women live 9.5 and 6.1 years longer, respectively, than their meat-eating counterparts.

Why is this? Its the harmful chemicals during the manufacturing process for all meat and dairy products.

Vegan Concept

Veganism and it’s Roots

Let’s journey back in time to AD or even further to Adam & Eve where the basis and consumption of foods were only organic (They would gather leaves, roots, tubers, corns, rhizomes, bulbs, seeds, buds, shoots, stems, pods or edible flowers).

Life expectancy was measured by hundreds of years, as written in the bible. Now for someone to reach a hundred years old is super rare in our time.

The reason is that our eating habits have moved us away from our ancestral heritage of food grown from the land, instead, it is easier to pop 3 minutes processed meat in the microwave or cook the Sunday roast containing more chemicals than a pharmacist.

To take control of our diet and look after our animals on earth, we must look to the past and analysis what was done then, long before the microwave or the oven.

Let the homeland of food and culture change your lifestyle.

iStock-594920682.jpg

Veganism is changing Western thinking towards food.

Think for one moment.

Governments and businesses have a vested interest in us continuing to eat animals and dairy products, it drives many other industries.. from Pharmaceutical to Genetic, engineering.

However, I have become more aware now of the fightback from this dominant culture of our Western world.

Veganism is a lifestyle choice for people wanting to be healthy and who care about helping to tackle climate change and animal welfare.

I think more and more people will change their traditional food lifestyle, that no longer props up industries that impact our lives and every generation.

Set yourself a three-month challenge to explore Veganism and share your experience, let your ‘New World Vegan’ journey commence.

Print

Bodybuilding with a Vegan Diet

Is it possible to remain in shape or build muscle whilst on a Vegan diet?

The answer is YES you can, but it does take a little planning and focus. Plus getting to the gym of course!

I hit the gym at least twice a week, plus Wing Tsun training twice a week.

Below is a weekly diet plan.

Day 1 Break: Porridge, peanut butter, agave syrup Lunch: kare buruso, wok-fired greens  Dinner: Bean stew, hummus, peas, peppers

Day 2 Break: Porridge, peanut butter, agave syrup, protein smoothie Lunch: Vegan sausages, peppers, hummus, spinach, hess balls, peas, bean stew Dinner: Vegan sausages, peppers, spinach, hummus, peas, bean stew,

Day 3 Break: Banana, avocado on toast, protein smoothie Lunch: ‘Tofu and salad. Dinner: Lentil burgers, sweet potato wedges, peas

Day 4 Break: Porridge, peanut butter & vegan chocolate spread, protein smoothie Lunch: Vegan cheese, chili jam, toast, banana bread and almond butter. Dinner: Chickpea, pepper & spinach sandwich, kale crisps & fruit salad

Day 5 Break: Porridge, peanut butter, protein smoothie Lunch: Pumpkin curry.  Dinner: Tofu, brown rice, aubergine, broccoli, asparagus

 

 

Micronutrients and Veganism

As with any diet or food intake, the body and brain need to have all the nutrients to sustain biological processes and pathways for cellular functions.

Everybody, including meat-eaters, never sufficient amounts of their micronutrients for optimum bodily functions and cellular protection. During my New World Vegan journey, I am taking supplements to help support my inner cellular framework.

Below is a list of key micronutrients you should supplement, this goes for meat-eaters too.

  • DHA
  • Vitamin B12, K2 (MK-4), D3
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Riboflavin

All the above will help the brain and body to function fully, particularly for Vegans.

vegan_brain_food_groups

You can have your cake and eat it, Vegan style.

I’ve discovered that I can still enjoy my lovely sweet treats, minus the dairy, and enjoy it.

I made some great Almond butter rice-cakes with popping candy mixed with the dark chocolate..yum!

I still can enjoy selected biscuits too and I am going to try baking Vengan style Belgian buns!!

Lets Time Travel to New World Veganism

I would like to share a theory for debate and consideration.

Step into my time machine and lets journey 10 – 20 years into the future world of New World Veganism.

This new era will see trips to Mars, electric cars an everyday norm and VR as the ultimate gaming experience.

But what about New World Veganism, how might this be revolutionary?

There is already the awareness and knowledge that manufactured meats and dairy products have chemicals that harm us, plus the animals are kept in controlled environments and killed in a spiritual state of fear.

All these elements are what causes harm to our human bodies by consuming them.

Therefore, in the New World of Veganism, meat is only permitted for consumption under these strict conditions:

  1. All animals must be in there natural habit without any interference from mankind in any way.
  2. Meat can only be used for consumption if the animal had died from natural causes.
  3. No chemicals or treatment can be made to the meat, plus only natural herbs may be used for cooking.

These strict guidelines will not see supermarkets filled with ethical meats as the quantities will be quite low, but what it does mean is that animal welfare will be number 1 and that there are no dangers from manufactured meats.

Is this a brave New World of Veganism or just science fiction!..the debate has started

why-go-vegan
Go Vegan, New World Vegan.

 

Vegan and Valentines Day Meal

There are actually lots of very nice meals ‘Vegan style’ that’s perfect for Valentine’s day and in fact will be much tastier than the usual meat-based, dairy heavy meals.

Below is a nice recipe to try and enjoy.

Carrot Osso Buco

Capture

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound red pearl onions
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3 very large carrots, cut crosswise 1 inch thick at the wide ends and 1 1/2 inches thick toward the narrow ends
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon dried porcini powder (ground porcini mushrooms)
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared mushroom broth
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large, deep ovenproof skillet, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the pearl onions and cook for 1 minute. Drain and trim the onions, then peel them. Wipe out the skillet.

Step 2    

Return the skillet to the heat and add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the carrots in a single layer, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, turning, until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Add the pearl onions, sprinkle with the curry powder and cook, stirring a few times, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the wine and simmer over moderately high heat for 3 minutes. Add the porcini powder and mushroom broth and bring to a boil. Transfer the skillet to the oven and braise the carrots for 1 hour and 15 minutes, turning once, until tender.

Step 3    

Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Spoon the carrots, onions, and sauce into shallow bowls. In a bowl, toss the parsley with the lemon juice and the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil and season with salt and pepper. Scatter the parsley leaves over the carrots and serve.

For desserts, It can only be strawberries without the cream of course.

download

Going Vegan Is Great!

As I enter my second month of Veganism I can truly say it’s been a great experience so far.

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s taking all my willpower and focus to a whole new level, I  still do feel the urge to dive into a KFC everytime I pass one.

I was thinking, what am I going to do about summer and BBQ’s?

Summer is going to be the biggest hurdle but I am determined to still BBQ it up…VEGAN style!

I will keep you posted on my intended recipes.

foods-that-create-mucus

 

Joey Carbstrong and Activists gives Veganism a bad name!

As a ‘New World Vegan’ (NWV), I do not advocate violence in any way towards farmers or meat lovers.

Embracing other people and accepting that as humans we all have choices to eat meats or dairy products. It is the manufacturing process for meats and dairy products that are at fault, not those trying to make a living (farmers) or consumers (meat lovers).

As consumers in society become more educated and are made aware of the harmful and dangerous chemicals in meats and dairy products, then this will lead to social change away from the manufactured, profit-driven, food industry.

Therefore, I class the overinflated Joey Carbstrong as an ‘Old World Vegan’ (OWV). I read, that he is a former gang member, who spent time in prison before turning his life around and switching to a vegan diet for both ethical and health reasons. (Really!)

Plus, I read that he claims to be a prominent advocate for veganism and that he campaigns for the movement and teaches fellow activists how to deal with common responses of meat eaters they engage. (This is totally wrong!)

Personally, I think that ‘OWV’ activists or headline grabbers like Crabstrong do not help to educate or promote the modern and far-reaching benefits of Veganism for our health and for our planet.

20180131_213308
Hot sauce and Ketchup a must!