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Veganism: A Life Choice, Not A Diet

Veganism is a life choice that is based on compassion, ethics, and the environment. There are many benefits to following a vegan lifestyle, including improved health, reduced environmental impact, and increased compassion.

Veganism is a way of life where one excludes all forms of animal exploitation, including the consumption of animal products, the use of animal-derived materials, and the participation in activities that involve animals.

While veganism is often thought of as a diet, it is much more than that. It is a way of living that is based on the belief that all animals have the right to live free from harm. Vegans believe it to be wrong to exploit animals for food, clothing, entertainment, or any other purpose.

There are many reasons why people make the vegan life choice. Some people do it for ethical reasons, believing that it is wrong to harm animals. Others do it for health reasons, believing that a diet of plant-based products alone is healthier than one that includes animal products. Still, others do it for environmental reasons, as a major contributor to climate change is animal agriculture. 

Whatever the reason, veganism is a choice more and more people make for themselves. A 2023 study by The VOU found that there are approximately 88 million vegans in the world. This represents about 1.1% of the global population. While this number may seem small, it is a significant increase from previous years. In 2018, there were only an estimated 79 million vegans worldwide. The growth of veganism is a hopeful sign, as it suggests that more and more people are becoming aware of the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle

There are many benefits to following a vegan lifestyle. Some of the most well-known benefits include:

  • Improved health: A plant-based diet is rich in nutrients and antioxidants and is linked to health benefits such as lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.
  • Reduced environmental impact: Animal agriculture is a major contributor to climate change, water pollution, and deforestation. By following a vegan lifestyle, you can help to reduce your impact on the environment.
  • Increased compassion: Veganism is a compassionate way of living. By choosing not to eat animals, you are showing compassion for the animals who are raised and killed for food.

How to make the vegan life choice

For some, the thought of going vegan can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be… it’s just a choice you make. 

Here are a few tips for going vegan if you’re struggling and thinking it’s all a bit too much:

  • Start by making small changes. Don’t try to change everything overnight. Start by cutting out one animal product at a time, and gradually work your way up to a fully vegan diet.
  • Do your research. With the many different ways to follow a vegan diet, do some research to find a way of eating that works for you.
  • Find support. There are many online and offline resources available to support you on your vegan journey. Find a community of vegans who can offer support and advice. 

Veganism is a life choice that is based on compassion, ethics, and the environment. There are many benefits to following a vegan lifestyle, including improved health, reduced environmental impact, and increased compassion.

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We ♡ Crackd’s Quiches

The good people at Crackd only went and cracked it! Crackd’s Vegan Quiche: A Delicious and Sustainable Snack or Side Dish

Crackd is a UK-based company that produces plant-based food products. One of their most popular products is the vegan quiche and for good reason. It’s completely, totally, fabulously delicious.. and really close to the old-fashioned egg-based quiches.

Our favourite is the caramelised onion quiche. Scrummy!

The quiche is made with a tofu-based custard and is filled with spinach, mushrooms, and onions. The vegan quiche is a delicious and sustainable snack or side dish option. It’s high in protein and fibre and a good source of vitamins and minerals. The quiche is also gluten-free and soy-free, making it an excellent option for people with dietary restrictions.

We ♡ Crackd

We’re so impressed with Crackd’s quiches. They’re light and fluffy, the vegetables are cooked perfectly, and the flavours are spot-on

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Why Are We Feeding Animals While Humans Starve?

The global food system needs to be more equitable. While millions of people go hungry every day, billions of animals are raised for food in factory farms. These animals are fed a diet of grain and soy that could be used to provide food to humans.

The global population will reach nearly 10 billion over the next 25 years. To feed this growing population, we will need to produce more food. However, the current food system is not sustainable. Animal agriculture is a major contributor to climate change, water pollution, and deforestation.

Why do we continue to fatten animals while humans starve? 

A growing body of evidence suggests that we can feed a growing population without animal agriculture. A study by the University of Oxford found that a plant-based diet could provide enough food for 10 billion people by 2050.

There are a number of reasons why a plant-based diet is more sustainable than an omnivorous diet:

  1. Plant-based foods require less land, water, and energy to produce than animal products.
  2. Plant-based foods produce fewer greenhouse gases.
  3. Plant-based foods are more nutrient-dense than animal products.

The transition to a plant-based diet will require a change in mindset and a shift in the way we produce food. However, a change is necessary if we want to feed a growing population in a sustainable and cruelty-free way.

Let’s support the innovative companies are developing new ways to produce plant-based and sustainable food

The global food system is inequitable, and it is time for a change. We must move towards a more sustainable and ethical food system that does not fatten animals while humans starve. Join us in supporting this important change.

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We ♡ La Vie Plant-Based Bacon

We’ve tried SO many of the plant-based bacons available in the supermarkets and let’s just be honest: They’re not all great! In fact, so many of them are not great at all.

La Vie, a French plant-based bacon brand, made its UK supermarket debut in Sainsbury’s back in September 2022. The brand’s bacon is made with sunflower oil, soy protein, and pea protein, and it is free from gluten, soy, and cholesterol. And IT. IS. GOOD.

La Vie’s bacon rashers have that authentic bacon taste, feel, and smell… it’s JUST. SO. GOOD.

La Vie’s bacon is available in two varieties: rashers and strips. The rashers are made to look and taste like traditional bacon rashers, while the strips are designed to be used in recipes that call for bacon bits.

The launch of La Vie’s bacon in Sainsbury’s is a sign of the growing popularity of plant-based bacon. In recent years, there has been a surge in demand for plant-based meats as consumers seek more sustainable and ethical food options.

La Vie’s bacon is a good choice for people looking for a plant-based bacon that tastes and cooks like the real thing. The bacon is also a good protein, fibre, and iron source. The bacon is available in select stores across the UK and Europe.

La Vie Plant-Based Bacon: A Delicious and Sustainable Alternative to Pork

La Vie is a plant-based bacon brand on a mission to challenge conventional eating habits and the status quo. The company’s bacon is made with sunflower vegetable fat in a patented extraction process, and it is the first to reach taste comparison to pork bacon consumers vs their usual pork bacon.

La Vie plant-based bacon is made with only six ingredients, predominantly soy, and it is a good source of protein, fibre, and iron. The bacon is also cholesterol-free and gluten-free.

La Vie plant-based bacon is perfect for people looking for a delicious and sustainable alternative to pork bacon. The bacon is crispy and juicy and can be used in various dishes, such as BLTs, fry-ups, and burgers.

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