Give Peas A Chance

David Beaver
What makes peas such a force to be reckoned with? As well as being super tasty and an easy veg to get the kids to eat they're vibrantly coloured and high in nutrients. They are full of protein, fibre, iron, and antioxidants. Peas are high in Vitamin A, which is good for your eyes, skin, hair, and teeth. It also aids in the reduction of inflammation in the body.

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What impact can following a vegan diet make?

David Beaver
"What difference would I make?" Is a common thought when you are considering a lifestyle change, You question yourself, whether it's decreasing your carbon footprint by buying less products that contain single use plastics or brushing your teeth without leaving the water  running. When it comes to choosing to follow a vegan diet, the difference is significant.

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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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Power Foods For The Brain: Vegan Friendly Foods That Boost Your Memory

David Beaver
Have you noticed you become more forgetful as you get older (or is that just me?) Although memory loss is a natural part of growing older, you don't have to accept it without a struggle.  Several foods possess natural memory-boosting ingredients that can help you keep your mind sharp while also providing other advantages to your health.  Here we look at some vegan friendly superfoods that you can add to your diet to stave off memory loss before you reach for the supplement bottle.

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Are Vegetables Good For Eyesight?

David Beaver
Your eyes are one of your body's most complicated and critical organs, and consuming the appropriate nutrients will keep them healthy and performing at their best into the future. Whilst eating a diet rich in vegetables is usually beneficial to your health, specific vegetables are known for their ability to keep your eyes in tip top condition.  Here we'll look at the top three vegetables you should be eating to look give your eyes the best chance of staying healthy for longer.

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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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How Do Vegans Get Enough Calories?

David Beaver
There are numerous advantages to eating a vegan diet. However, here is a preconception that eating only plant-based foods makes maintaining or increasing weight more difficult.

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A Guide to Maintaining Vegan Gut Health

David Beaver
“All disease begins in the gut,” said Hippocrates, a renowned Greek  physician, almost 2000 years ago. Gut health has been at the forefront in recent times for the multiple revelations it’s been making.

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