Mythbusting: complete proteins and amino acids

Those new to switching to a plant based diet may have distant memories from biology or cookery lessons in the past about getting enough complete proteins and amino acids. Scientific understanding has moved on so much that it isn't considered an issue any more, however given I was asked about it there is obviously still … Continue reading Mythbusting: complete proteins and amino acids

Meat & dairy – myths and misunderstandings

As with sugar, this is a topic where many people need to unlearn much of what they have been taught about 'healthy' options. Dairy products are still animal protein. On this diet you want to avoid them. There are plenty of milk substitutes out there, and you can even find recipes for dairy –free cream … Continue reading Meat & dairy – myths and misunderstandings

Protein

Overall a vegan diet has been shown to be the healthiest (as long as you eat a variety of vegetables), with a high oily fish/nuts diet coming second, closely followed by vegetarian (with variety, but dairy and eggs). Unfortunately a meat based diet consistently comes out worst for us. Vegetable protein is just as good … Continue reading Protein

Being Vegetarian

Much of the world is vegetarian and it is consistently shown to be healthier to eat this way. Populations that switch to animal protein start to develop the illnesses of the west. The best evidence is for reducing cardiovascular disease, but cancer, dementia and many inflammatory diseases are also improved. However….avoiding animal protein isn’t enough … Continue reading Being Vegetarian