How to be a healthy vegan

How to stay vegan after Veganuary

So you have completed Veganuary, what next?

In this article, you can find some of the newest vegan products in the UK market and some tips on how to continue being vegan.

Veganuary ended almost a week ago, but the popularuty of vegan food is not showing any signs of stopping. Will the Year of the Pig will be also the Year of the Vegan?

Food is our most intimate connection with nature and possibly the easiest way to make changes in your life.

Everything that you do and and buy effects someone somewhere and with every purchace of vegan food you are voting for it.

Now you are spoiled for choice not just when you go shopping but also when you eat out in some of the most poplar food outlets in the UK.

Veganism was very popular with a supermarkets and restaurants adding daily addition to their vegan range.

The supermarket chains are falling over themselves to provide vegan options for their customers. Personally, I love this movement towards offerings, that contain only plants and also taste amazing.

In January Marks and Spencers added 60 new vegan-friendly products in their Plant Kitchen Range. Some of the most popular foods are vegan coleslaw, potato salad, cauliflower popcorn, cashew mac, BBQ jackfruit pizza, mushroom stroganoff just to name a few. Whether you are a long term vegan or simply love your vegetables you will find a great tasting dish.

You can also find great ready-made vegan dishes in Sainsbury’s. They added 26 new vegan-friendly options in their Love Your Veg Range. Some of them include a mushroom-based hoitzo style sausage, jackfruit based meat balls and a wider range of pizzas, falafels and side dishes. Every product is brilliant value for money.

Tesco supermarket is continuing to add more wonderful dishes to its Wicked range. The meals are incredibly tasty and offer a wide range of flavours and textures. This range also includes two wonderful dessertsupside down pineapple cake and a red velvet chocolate brownie.

Wagamama announced the day before yesterday that they will be serving in selected restaurants a full vegan English breakfast.  The plate consists of beetroot sausages and seitan bacon, scrambled tofu, shitake mushrooms , sweet potato, spinach and grilled tomato.

As you can gather you can see it is not all hummus and falafel wraps. Vegan food is incredibly versatile. I have only scratched the surface on how much choice there is for you.

For Vegan Nutrition Information visit The Vegan RD

The best advice is when it comes to food is to stick to food that you enjoy eating mixed with willingness to try something new at least once a week.

Finding food is easy once you have made a decision.-ere are 5 tips to help you stay vegan and gradually implement other aspects of veganism in your life.

Become a master in label reading. Without a doubt, this is one of the unexpected side effects of going vegan. You will also notice that lots of packaged foods, that are vegan are not labelled as such. In most cases, this is done because the factory that produces them also handles non-vegan items. I have an extensive Animal Ingredients List, but when it comes to food the main ones to avoid are animal meat, dairy, eggs, butter, shellfish and honey.

Stock up your favourite vegan essentials. You will be surprised how many foods you already enjoy are vegan and many others are accidentally vegan. For daily inspiration follow Accidentally Vegan on Instagram.

Get familiar with Vitamin B12. Please note I am not a medical Profesional and my advice here is to simply inform you. B12 is the only vitamin that is not present in any plants. You can get it from Vitamin-enriched foods or by taking a supplement.I highly recommend you reading Dr.Brenda Davis blog where you will find practical nutritional information.

Explore other aspects of veganism by learning how not using animal products can impact other humans, the animals, the envirioment and of course yourself.

There are many reasons to remain vegan. The simplest reason is that animals do suffer and are killed in the name of a plate of food. Another reason is that the grain produced at present is enough to feed every living human but instead is given to livestock. Then there is the environmental reason that animal factory farming causes pollution on many levels.

To me going vegan is one of the best decisions I have ever made back in 2012. It’s simple and easier than ever before. Its good for the animals, for the environment and for your health.

Thank you for reading this far.

 “It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.” —Jim Rohn

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