Following A Plant-Based Diet
Vegan & Plant-Based Diets - The Benefits
Following a plant-based diet is not as hard as you think! There are many positive benefits!
Going vegan or following a plant-based diet can reduce your chances of developing cancers, diabetes and heart disease.
These are just a few reasons to give it a try, as well as lowering your carbon footprint and saving some animals of course!
The first question many people ask when considering following a plant-based diet is, ‘where do I get my protein from?’
Don’t be alarmed, we promised that you won’t starve! Lol.
It’s a myth that you need to eat meat in order to all the protein that you need. There is clearly a lot of protein in meat, but that doesn’t mean that you won't be able to find it in other type of food.
You can get loads of protein from many other types of foods including, but not limited to: nuts, pulses, seeds, beans, quinoa, lentils, brown rice, pasta, potatoes, seitan and vegetables. You just need to ensure that your diet is balanced.
Delicious vegan recipes to try when following a plant-based diet
Vegan cauliflower cheese
This is real tasty, with a dash of smoked paprika! 😊
You can serve it as a main course or just as a side dish. Check out the full recipe.
Beetroot and lentil vegan pie
This is an amazing dish, and the colour is so vibrant!
Thai red tofu and sweet potato curry
You can rustle up this dish in under 30 minutes, view the full recipe.
Curried lentils with spinach
The Diet Zest team love curried lentils! 😊 This dish is so fragrant and filling.
Oooh, lovely! 😊 This is just another tasty example of how amazingly diverse vegan cooking can be.
If you’re not too great at cooking, don't worry. You can find so many vegan options in supermarkets now. Sainsbury's, Aldi and Waitrose stock some great ranges of vegan food.
Some Celebrity Vegans Include
- Stevie Wonder
- Adele Serena and Venus Williams
- Lewis Hamilton
- Ariana Grande
- Brad Pitt
- Angela Davis
- Natalie Portman
- Jennifer Lopez
- Russell Brand
- Demi Moore
- Sir Paul McCartney
- Ellen DeGeneres
- Miley Cyrus
- Russell Simmons
- Pamela Anderson
- Alicia Silverstone
- Travis Barker
- James Cameron
- Michelle Pfeiffer
- Carrie Underwood
- Joaquin Phoenix
- Bryan Adams
- Alanis Morissette
- Alec Baldwin
- Heather Mills
Well, now you know how these celebrities are able to stay looking healthy and energized! 😊
Some Influential Vegans
The Vegan Society has stated that there are more than half a million vegans in the UK. This is around three times as many vegans as there were a decade ago!
Fancy following a plant-based diet now? Need help? Check out our Personalised Grocery List service.
Go on, give it a go. What have you got to lose? 😊
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