British Celebrity Vegetarians (And Vegans)
Vegetarianism is growing in popularity all the time. When I started reading up on it I was surprised just how many celebrities were veggies like me. Below are some of the more famous vegetarians I found - you may well be surprised at some of the names in the list. When I was creating the list I found quite a few other vegetarian celebrity lists …read more ›
New Vegetarian Sweets – Katjes Better Bunny
Chewy vegetarian sweets have never been so popular, nor so abundant! Following in the footsteps of Marks and Spencer’s Veggie Percy and Veggie Colin, a German confectioner called Katjes, has introduced a rival vegetarian foam sweet to the UK market, called Better Bunny. Katjes is the second largest producer of fruit gum and liquorice in …read more ›
New Vegetarian Colin the Caterpillar Sweets!
Colin the Caterpillar has changed for the better - he has become a beautiful vegetarian butterfly! Following on from the success of their veggie Percy Pig sweets, Marks and Spencer have just launched some brand new gelatine-free Colin the Caterpillar sweets. This time, instead of tweaking the appearance of the existing non-veggie sweet (like with …read more ›
Vegetarian Percy Pigs
Today Marks and Spencers lauched a new vegetarian version of their successful Percy Pig brand of sweets! These new gelatine-free Percy Pig fruit gums are called ‘Veggie Percy’ and each veggie Percy has a green ear, to distinguish it from the non-veggie Percy Pigs. The twittersphere has been getting very excited about this new launch - …read more ›
8 Great Protein Sources for Vegetarians
Many people think that it is difficult to obtain sufficient protein whilst following a vegetarian diet. However, this is simply not true, as there are plenty of excellent protein sources for vegetarians, and in actual fact most meat-eaters consume much more protein than their bodies require. Protein requirements for humans are 40g-50g per day. …read more ›
Interview With Award Winning Veggie Chef Eddie Shepherd
Eddie Shepherd Eddie Shepherd is an award-winning, Manchester-based professional vegetarian chef. In 2009 he won the prestigious ‘Cordon-vert’ cookery school’s ‘Chef of the future’ competition. His innovative and experimental approach to cooking has led to him being dubbed the ‘Heston Blumenthal of the vegetarian world’. At only …read more ›
Becoming a Part-Time Vegetarian
Being a vegetarian isn’t something I had ever considered. In 2006 that all changed when I met the lady who is now my wife. Jo, who has written every other post here at veggieadvisor.com, has been a vegetarian since she was very young. When we first started going out she made it clear that she was vegetarian and that she wouldn’t cook …read more ›
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
Vitamin D deficiency is a wide-scale problem affecting many people, not just vegetarians and vegans. It is estimated that more than 50% of people in the UK have insufficient levels of vitamin D and 16% have severe deficiency during winter and spring. So why is this so important? The consequences of vitamin D deficiency Vitamin D deficiency impairs …read more ›
Processed Meat and Bowel Cancer
Occasionally a story linking processed meat to cancer will appear in the news. Parents are advised not to put ham in their children’s sandwiches, and for a while, some people take notice and reduce their consumption. However, these news stories are soon forgotten, and people go back to their old habits. It is therefore important that we make …read more ›
What Is a Vegetarian?
Vegetarians often encounter confusion about their diet, with many unsure about what a vegetarian can and cannot eat. If I tell someone I am vegetarian, the conversation usually proceeds with “do you eat fish?” followed by “do you eat dairy products?”. Some of this stems from people with different kinds of diets labelling …read more ›
An Early Vegetarian: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
A sketch of Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was a remarkable man. He is considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time, yet he was also a highly talented sculptor, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, botanist and writer. He was an undisputed genius, and one of the most widely talented people to ever have lived. He was …read more ›
Health Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet
Vegetables are awesome. A healthy vegetarian diet will provide all the dietary nutrients required by the human body. It can also offer a number of health benefits over a standard meat-inclusive diet. The main benefits are outlined below. Reduced Risk of Bowel Cancer and Stomach Cancer The consumption of red meat and processed meat can increase …read more ›