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What does Vegan mean? A vegan eats no animal products – red and white meats, fish and other water creatures, eggs, dairy and insect products such as honey and cochineal. That means no animal protein, animal fats, or cholesterol in their diet. They are more likely to pack their diet with a wide range of healthy, disease busting foods high in vegetable protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and good fats. These include fresh fruit and vegetables, a wide range of legumes, including peas, beans and lentils, wholegrain pastas, breads and rice, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices and vegetable oils – especially flaxseed and virgin olive oil. The term “vegan” was coined in 1944 by a small group of...

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Say NO to Additives and Presevatives!

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” – Ayurvedic Proverb What are Additives and Preservatives? Food additives are chemicals that keep foods fresh or enhance their color, flavor or texture. A preservative is a substance or a chemical that is added to food products to prevent decomposition by microbial growth or by undesirable chemical changes. What are common types of Additives and Preservatives? Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): is a common food additive used to intensify and enhance the flavor of savory dishes. It’s found in a variety of processed foods like frozen dinners, salty snacks and canned soups. It’s also often added to foods at restaurants and fast food places...

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