If your four-person family skips meat and cheese one day a week for a year it’s the equivalent of taking a typical car off the road for five weeks.
A number of studies have found that people who eat vegetarian diets have lower rates of chronic disease and often live longer than those on predominantly meat-based diets.
Cutting out meat and dairy can markedly reduce your intake of fat, especially saturates. Even extra lean minced beef has over four times the fat of pulses.
A healthy diet should include 7-10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
People following a vegetable diet have lower rates of a number of health problems, including excess weight and obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, gallstones, kidney stones, constipation and diverticular disease.
Vegan diets are usually higher in fibre, magnesium, folate, vitamins C and E, iron and phytochemicals, while tending to be lower in calories, saturated fat and cholesterol.
It takes up to 13 kilos of grain and 16,000 litres of water to produce 1 kilo of meat.
We create delicious vegetable-based dishes for people who love food. We even deliver to your door.
@drphilhammond Stop persecuting wildlife. Horrific cruelty, over exploitation of just about everything and the serious risk of yet another pandemic crossing over from wild animals to us. This is probably the third pandemic in my lifetime that has come from wildlife
Next Sunday’s @BBCFoodProg is about eating dishes that are simple/made with what you’ve got/ tasty / & will cheer you & keep you in good fettle. Here’s my way with something from the back of the cupboard. Forgot to say that for final step I also added lots of slow-fried onions
and see what’s on the menu every day!
We have a new date, 17th May, and have a couple of places on our 15th March course…