Veganism can Save our Planet

It’s not a myth, everything done to our planet due to heavy farming or deforestation slowly takes away our planet resources and directly will affect generations to come.

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Here are some simple facts as to how Veganism can save our planet!

A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today.

The World Health Organization just released a report further outlining the increased risks of colorectal cancer from regular red meat and processed meat consumption. This is on top of existing concerns about heart disease, stroke, and other health complications.

The most common critique I’ve heard leveled against veganism is that it forces you to retire your taste buds and your free time: because meat is superior in taste and is easier to make.

While taste is subjective and a lot of people “need” their chicken wings on Sunday, I’d argue that the aversion to veganism is based more on cultural education than on actual comparisons.

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Nutrition and Veganism

Its Month 2 of my Vegan journey and I am feeling good!

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Now there are important points to note with a vegan diet and that is getting the full spectrum of dietary essentials, certainly having balanced meals with vegetables, beans, Tofu, Lentils, Rice, Pasta, etc. will help but having the right quantities is also important.

Therefore, I have realised that supplementing the Vegan diet is important so as not to miss any daily essential Vitamins, minerals and Proteins.

For example:

  • Sweet potato, carrots, cos and romaine lettuce, peppers – contain Vitamin A: (RDA: 5000iu)
  • Spinach, red and green peppers, oranges, broccoli, red cabbage – contain Vitamin C (RDA: 500-3000mg)
  • Portobello mushrooms, almond milk, tofu – contain Vitamin D: (RDA: 1000-3000iu)
  • Chilli, paprika, sunflower seeds, almonds, pumpkin, butternut squash – contain Vitamin E: (RDA: 20mg)
  • Kale, spinach, broccoli, chard – contain Vitamin K: (RDA: 80ug)
  • Vitamin B12 supplement, Marmite – for Vitamin B12 – (RDA: 2.4mcg)
  • Pistachio nuts, bananas, spinach, sunflower seeds – contain Vitamin B6: (RDA: 2mg)
  • Udo’s oil, ground flaxseed, flaxseed oil, canola oil, hemp seeds, chia seeds, kale, tofu, edamame, avocado, sesame, tahini, walnuts, raw olive oil, coconut oil – for Fats (RDA: 500mg)
  • Watercress, curly kale, Chinese cabbage (pak choi), green/red cabbage, broccoli, green snap beans – for Calcium: (RDA: 700-1500mg)
  • Wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, cashews nuts, pine nuts, cocoa powder, hazelnuts, pecans – contain Zinc (RDA: 15mg).

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/06/the-best-vegan-diet-while-training-stay-nourished-and-hit-your-macros-5798342/?ito=cbshare

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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