24 Jan Veganuary boosted by Barwell occupiers
The Juice Smith and Coughlans are doing their bit for those taking part in Veganuary with their products and helpful advice.
Three key benefits gained from adding more plant-based products to your diet, are explained by The Juice Smith:
1 – Supporting your immune system
“Plants contain essential phytonutrients that you cannot get from other foods. The vitamins and minerals can help keep your cells healthy and support your immune system to function at its best. It’s easy to forget that winter has only just begun, which means cold and flu season is in full swing, but a healthy immune system is your first line of defence and is also essential in helping prevent disease.”
2 – Reducing inflammation:
“Plants’ essential nutrients work to resolve inflammation in your body. The same phytochemicals and antioxidants that boost your immune system also neutralise toxins from pollution, processed food, bacteria, viruses and more. Prolonged inflammation can damage your body’s cells and tissue, this has been linked to cancer and other inflammatory diseases like arthritis. A plant-based diet may help protect against some of the triggers to these diseases.”
3 – Good for your gut
“Plants are high in fibre, which is present in all unprocessed plant foods. Eating a plant-based diet improves the health of your gut so you are better able to absorb the nutrients from food that support your immune system and reduce inflammation. Fibre can also lower cholesterol and stabilise blood sugar, just what you need after all the festivities.”
The company added: “We recognise that following a plant-based diet long-term is a personal choice and commitment and it may not be the step you want to make right away. However, you don’t have to be vegan to incorporate more fruit and veg into your diet and experience the benefits of plant-forward choices this January.”
Coughlans roll call of vegan products includes donuts, cakes, yum yums, plant milks, croissants, Danish pastries, sausage rolls, hot savouries, vegan wellingtons for roasts, bread and much more.
“Veganuary is here and we have you covered here at Coughlans Bakery,” the company said.