Last week, we held our first health talk with some of the most knowledgeable movers and shakers in the juice industry. We discussed the controversial health claims which have emerged from this diet trend and here is the summary of our findings.
If you chose to become vegetarian or vegan for a short period or indefinitely, there are two things you need to make sure you focus on. Firstly, make it delicious, because if the change you make isn’t enjoyable then you won’t stick to it. There are lots of brilliant books and blogs out there with great recipes, you can start with this one, it’s my absolute favourite recipes. And secondly, it’s really important that you read up on how to replace the nutrients that you were getting previously from meat, fish and dairy products.
Below, with the help of our Nutritionist Rob Hobson, I have complied a list of the key nutrients you need and the foods that you can get them from meat, fish or dairy.
Although plant foods contain protein, they’re called ‘incomplete’ as they don’t contain all of the essential amino acids found in meat. It’s important that you combine your non-meat proteins together so the amino acid profiles complement each other (a lack of essential amino acids could impact on your body’s ability to build certain proteins and affect many aspect of your health as they are vital for the growth and repair of cells and tissues. Known as ‘food combining’, this is simple to do by making meals that contain two or more of the non-meat protein sources (below).
PLANT-BASED PROTEIN SOURCES INCLUDE:
For vegetarians only: Eggs
Vitamin B12, Omega Fatty Acids, Iron and Calcium are four essential micronutrients that are commonly found in food of animal origin.
IRON SOURCES INCLUDE:
Dark leafy vegetables (except spinach which can inhibit mineral absorption)
Wholegrains (oats and brown rice)
CALCIUM SOURCES INCLUDE:
Fortified rice milk
Dark leafy vegetable
VITAMIN B 12 SOURCES INCLUDE:
Most nutritionists would recommend vegans or vegetarians taking a B12 supplement as is it difficult to get enough from non-meat sources and lack of this important vitamin can cause anemia, tiredness and extreme fatigue.
OMEGA FATTY ACID SOURCES:
Chia seeds and oil
Flax seeds and oil
If you are interested to learn more about our Vegan package then click here.
Eggs have been given a bit of a bad rap over the years, mainly because of their high cholesterol content and suspected links to heart disease. This is undeserved. Wonderfully versatile, eggs are perfect for making quick, satisfying meals, and dishes such as omelettes and frittatas are ideal vehicles for an array of tasty vegetables.
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This 1,500-calorie package provides a rich source of nutrients, made up of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and lean protein. All of our meat is free-range and our fish and seafood are sustainably sourced.
those who are looking to permanently change their lifestyles for the better. Packed full of energy and nutrients, this package is perfect for those who would like to begin or maintain a healthy diet