My Vegan Home Cooked Delights

Hi ya, I thought I’d share some pictures with you of my home cooked vegan meals.

Hot sauce is essential..lol

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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

 

 

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.

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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!!