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How Could Going Vegan Affect Your Health?

Archive for January 2018

How Could Going Vegan Affect Your Health?

Written by Dr Sam Rodgers, General Practitioner and Medical Director of Medichecks   The trend for veganism is growing fast – this year Veganuary reports that 150,000 people are taking up the vegan challenge, compared with 60,000 in 2017. Should you worry if you or a loved one has decided to go vegan, especially if they make…

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Olivia’s Blog: We Called It! 2018 Is The Year Of The Vegan

There was a deep, thunderous rumble at the end of 2017; a sound that we had been waiting in anticipation for. It was the sound of thousands people suddenly using the word ‘vegan’ at board meetings, in mainstream media and during conversations around the family table. Even better, people are not simply using the word…

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Plant Based Diets Could Reduce Your Risk of Developing Dementia

New research has found that a plant based diet could reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is the result of amyloid, which builds up in the brain tissue. Alzheimer’s is usually detected once people are over the age of 70, however some symptoms are detected early in…

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Animal Charity Handed Seven French Bulldogs in One Month

Animal charity Mayhew has had seven French Bulldogs bought to the rescue centre in just one month. This shockingly high number follows the popularity of the breed and the medical requirements that they often have. French Bulldogs are a brachycephalic breed, otherwise known as flat-faced breeds such as pugs and the different breeds of bulldogs.…

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Volkswagen Used Monkeys in Emissions Tests

An exposé by the New York Times found that Monkeys have been used in emissions tests for Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler and commissioned by the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT). The tests were carried out at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute on 10 monkeys in 2014. The news…

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Live Lobsters Sold on Amazon UK

Amazon UK has come under fire from animal rights advocates and PETA for selling live lobsters on their UK site, with calls to stop this practice. They are sold with the purpose to be boiled alive and eaten. Lobsters are often underestimated as crustaceans that are disposable and pain-resistant but in fact feel pain and…

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Pesto Roast Potatoes

Ingredients: 5kg Potatoes, peeled 2 tbsp Olive oil 3 tbsp Sacla’ Free From Basil Pesto  Method: Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6 Cut the potatoes into bite-sized chunks and bring them to boil in a large pan Simmer for 7 minutes Pour the olive oil into a large roasting tin and place it in…

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Pesto Courgetti

Ingredients: 4 Courgettes Half a 190g jar Sacla’ Free From – Basil Pesto Method: Use the spiraliser & courgettes to create your “courgetti” Boil the courgetti for 20 seconds, drain and stir-in the Pesto

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Pesto Courgetti & Chilli

Ingredients:   4 courgettes Half a 190g jar Sacla’ Free From Basil Pesto A sprinkle of chilli flakes 100g cherry tomatoes Method: Use a spiraliser & courgettes to create your “courgetti” Boil the courgetti for 20 seconds, drain and stir-in the Pesto Add the cherry tomatoes & serve sprinkled with chilli flakes

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Free From Coleslaw

Ingredients: ½ white cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, grated 4 spring onions, chopped 1 Jar Sacla’ Free From Mayonnaise 1 tbsp of wholegrain mustard Method: Put the cabbage, carrots, and spring onions in a large bowl and stir to combine Mix the mayonnaise with the mustard in a small bowl and then drizzle over the vegetables.…

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

Ingredients: 285g self-raising flour 225g sugar 1 ½ tsp baking powder 180g Sacla’ Free From Mayonnaise 4 tbsp cocoa powder 240 ml boiling water 1 tsp vanilla essence Icing sugar to sprinkle 1 punnet of fresh raspberries (optional)   Method: Preheat the oven to 180 °c / 350 °F Make the sponge by mixing flour,…

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Lemon Shortbread

    Ingredients 60g (generous 1/2 cup) caster sugar 120g (1/2 cup non-dairy butter, at room temperature 180g (1 2/3 cups) plain flour Pinch sea salt 1 lemon, zest only, finely grated Method Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, beat together the non-dairy butter and the sugar until light and…

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