The festive season is in full swing and it’s tempting to throw dietary caution to the wind until the New Year. This is a great time of year to catch up with friends and family and have some fun. But many of us are tucking into a serious number of extra calories without realising it. With the average person gaining an extra 4 or 7 pounds, it can help to look a bit more closely at some of our food choices this Christmas.
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 ). Don’t forget about gelatin – found in jellies and other chewy sweets.
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