The Vegan Barbecue

Friday, 22 June 2018  |  Admin





In recent reports across the UK predicting the food and drink trends for summer 2018, top of the list has been the vegan barbecue. This is not just due to the fact that more people are choosing the vegan lifestyle but meat-eaters too will be enjoying a vegetable burger or sausage and many other vegan alternatives.

Consumers are definitely becoming more conscious of what they are eating and many people are choosing to cut down on animal products. This is being helped with vegan alternatives becoming tastier and more readily available. All of the main supermarkets are stocking a large range of vegan and vegetarian products.

The star of the barbecue this summer is the meat substitute made from Indian jackfruit, this is due to its texture and flavour, a very popular vegan alternative.




Why A Plant Based Diet Is Good For You

There are many reason’s why a plant based diet is good for you, here are a few:-

Reduces Inflammation in your body – A regular diet of meat, dairy and processed food can cause high levels of inflammation in your body which has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes among other conditions. A plant based diet is high in fibre and antioxidants which has natural anti-inflammatory benefits so therefore has the complete opposite effect on your body.

Lower Your Blood Cholesterol Levels – Saturated fat, which is mainly found in meat, poultry, cheese and other animal products is a main contributor to high cholesterol levels.

Happy Gut = Happy Body – A Plant based diet will help maintain and boost a healthy intestinal microbiome. The high fibre content promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.

Reduces the odds of diabetes – Protein derived from red and processed meat increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas regularly eating whole grains are highly protective against type 2 diabetes.