• Adelle Adams

Keeping it healthy for World Vegan Month

November is World Vegan Month! So whether you're v-curious for the environment, a Meatless Monday-er or already embracing the lifestyle, there's lots of great information out there. From tips for being plant-based on a budget to quick & easy recipes online (I like Forks over Knives) or on social media. One of my favourite go-to recipes is Bionic Vegan's Mac & Cheeze with broccoli. Quick. Easy. Delicious!

Nutritious whole foods will always get my vote

The British Dietetic Association has renewed its memorandum of understanding with The Vegan Society to state that a balanced vegan diet can be enjoyed by children and adults, including during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

As a Health Coach, nutritious plant-based whole foods will always get my vote. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and pulses, like beans and lentils, can also help to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes (1).

Read more about this in Annabelles Story on my blog or try out my Goan Squash & Chickpea Curry!

But some vegan food choices aren't always healthy ones. It's tempting to be lured into fake meats and sweet treats, but these are still highly processed foods and are often loaded with unhealthy ingredients which are high in saturated fats, additives or preservatives which can impact our cholesterol.

It's tempting to be lured into fake meats and sweet treats

It’s normal to have cholesterol in your blood. Your liver makes cholesterol, a fatty substance which is found in the membranes of every cell in your body. It is used to make vitamin D, hormones and bile, which helps you to digest fats.

However, having high levels increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Vegan Society's resident dietitian gives the lowdown on cholesterol in their "Let’s talk about cholesterol and vegan diets" post. If you're ready to work on making positive lifestyle and dietary changes to improve your cholesterol. I can help keep you on track!

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Adelle Adams CNM Dip.HC is a qualified Health Coach (College of Naturopathic Medicine) and a member of the UK Health Coaches Association. As a certified Health Coach and Wellness Specialist, Adelle primarily educates and motivates her clients to assume more personal responsibility for their health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle, and diet. Articles posted are not a substitute for professional medical or nutritional advice and treatment.