The Importance of Fibre In a Vegan Diet

David Beaver
The majority of our family and friends, regardless of their dietary preferences, believe that they are generally healthy and knowledgeable. However, whether they are vegan or not, most people tend to underestimate the importance of fibre.

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8 Side Effects Of a Plant-Based Diet

David Beaver
You've probably heard about the advantages of eating more veggies and less meat by now. Root Kitchen's mission is to make plant-based food accessible to everyone, even if it's just for one meal a month, because we believe that every little bit helps. Some of you may discover, as you experiment with plant-based eating, that it is not only delicious and filling, but also not as difficult as you would have assumed at first.

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Give Your Dad A Vegan Meal This Father's Day

David Beaver
If your old man is anything like mine, he'll probably laugh at the concept of a vegan dinner and mock you for being environmentally conscious (past compulsory recycling and having an allotment at the end of the garden). I'm envious of you if this isn't the case!

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"Arroz Verde" Recipe

David Beaver
Eating a lot of rice? We thought we'd mix things up by giving you this banging recipe that will give you a delicious way to incorporate some colourful greens into your rice, adding flavour, nutrition, and texture!  "Arroz Verde" basically translates to 'rice that is very green'For an easy and delicious vegan supper, try adding spinach, peas, green beans, or quinoa, being sure to get those extra plant-based proteins.

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Tackling Childhood Obesity With A Plant-Based Diet

David Beaver

People seem genuinely surprised when I tell them that our girls (8 and 5 at the time of writing) regularly eat a variety of fruit and vegetables, beans and even tofu, without grumbling.  Can plant-based diets work for children? As parents, our biggest fear was telling ourselves, "I'll make that for the two of us a night when we don't have the kids."

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What Happens if You Cut Out Meat & Dairy For a Month?

David Beaver
What if I told you that cutting out meat and dairy products could reduce your risk of numerous diseases, improve intestinal health and give 30 days of reduced inflammation?  There are loads of reasons why you may consider being vegan, even if you've never considered it previously.

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What Is Plant Based Food Made From? What Does It Mean?

David Beaver
If you are reading this you've probably already made the decision to move away from eating animal and dairy products and you probably won't need any more convincing that switching to a more plant-based diet and gradually eliminating meat items from your diet can have some pretty amazing health benefits, not to mention improving the health of our planet.

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Vegan Hacks - Try These Breakfast Fruit Ideas

David Beaver
A good breakfast is often recognised as the most essential meal of the day, but what you put in your bowl will influence how much nutritional value you get, so eating fruit first thing in the morning will help kick start your digestive system and can even help you wake up naturally without having to rely on a morning cup of coffee. Here are our favourite fruit recommendations you can enjoy first thing in the morning when you're breaking your fast.

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Debunking Vegan Myths

David Beaver
As you may have guessed we are huge supporters of all things vegan and have enjoyed watching more people adopt a plant based diet, with celebs like Miley Cyrus, Pamela Anderson and Lewis Hamilton leading the charge.  As Root Kitchen's resident vegan blogger, I wanted to use this opportunity to debunk three of the most frequent misconceptions about veganism.

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