A vegan diet avoids anything derived from animals, including meat, fish, dairy products, eggs and even honey. This also rules out fresh pasta made with egg, foods with animal-based additives like cochineal (a red food colour made from beetle shells found in some red or pink foods). Don’t forget about gelatin – found in jellies and other chewy sweets. Many wines and beers are also off the menu as a product called isinglass, derived from fish bladders is often used in their production. Even some supplements like vitamin D can be an issue.
If September is the new January, then you might be running out of steam on the healthy resolution front at this point in the month. If you need inspiration, ideas or encouragement, read on for three easy ways to boost your health this weekend
For parents September is a month of new beginnings, with a sense of a fresh start. The summer season can be loaded with ice-cream, extra treats and tipples and very lazy days. It’s all well and good while it lasted, and we all need to take a break from the norm, but deep down we know we can’t keep it up.
This might be a very wet August but you still have time to boost your natural vitamin D levels if you get out there!