Santa is ready, are you?
Christmas is around the corner and we know that you must be most concerned about welcoming your guests. With all the gifting culture we are very sure that you must have forgotten about the dinner party but don't worry, we have got it all covered. We have a great idea for you, why not turn vegan this Christmas?
We know that is a lot to ask but before ignoring this let's understand why we are emphasizing on this thing so much.
- Weight reduction
A standard diet of human that includes meat is rich in processed foods, saturated fats, and complex carbohydrates and this makes us fat. According to studies a person following a low-fat vegetarian diet can lose up to 24 pounds and even maintain the same weight for 5 years.
- Ward off diseases
A vegetarian diet is a healthier diet than an average American diet. It prevents, treats and even reverses heart diseases. It also reduces the risk of cancer. Low-fat vegetarian diet effectively stops and prevents the development of coronary artery disease.
- Life longevity
You can add up to 13 healthy years to your life with a good vegetarian diet. Your arteries get clogged with animal products. Animal products also destroy your energy and slow down your immune system. There have also been some cases of sexual dysfunction at a younger age.
- Type 2 Diabetes
According to a study, people who follow a vegan diet tends to have lower blood sugar levels than the people with a non-vegan diet. A vegan diet may also help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 78%.
- Reduce Arthritis Pain
Research has shown that a healthy vegan diet can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis. Animal-derived food is linked to pain-causing inflammation, therefore following a vegan diet which includes fermented veggies, dried nuts, non - dairy products can help reduce inflammations and also boost nutrition absorption.
These are some of the reasons why you should turn vegan. Other than these, going vegan can help you to build stronger bones, reduce the risk of foodborne illness, and easing the symptoms of menopause.
For these reasons, you must be all ready to turn vegan, but the question is what you are going to serve your guest as Christmas is approaching. So let’s make a list of the essentials required for a vegan dinner.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Vegetables and fruits must be your first priority and you must take care that you have an ample amount of required fruits and vegetable according to your Christmas menu. Fruits and Vegetables are the most healthy and efficient way to feed the guest. With added nutrition and vitamins fruits and vegetables must be on your high priority.
Here are some of the quick and healthy side dish recipes you can prepare with fresh fruits and vegetables: Healthy Vegan Vegetable Side Dish Recipes
Where to buy: Our Fruits & Vegetables Section
The healthier your oil is, the healthier your food gets. Oils are the base of any dish, it is essential that you choose the right kind of oil for a particular dish. While choosing oil for your home take a look at its nutritional benefits and your requirements. Make a balance between your nutritional requirements and budget to get the right and effective oil for you and your guest’s health.
Where to buy: See Our Edible Oil Section
Pulses are a rich source of protein, iron, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. You can easily get an ample amount of protein from pulses compared to meat, fish, and other dairy products. Pulses are a good substitute for meat. Pulses have a longer life and can be preserved for a long time and there is an ‘N’ number of dishes you can make from pulses. Here are some of the protein-rich dishes you can serve to your guest: Protein-Packed Pulses Recipe
Where to buy it: From Our Pulses & Beans Section
White rice is rich in carbohydrates and it also includes some amount of protein and fat that is essential for your body. White rice has magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, folic acid, selenium, niacin, thiamine, and iron. You can get different varieties of rice with varying nutritional benefits. Rice can be turned into some of the remarkable dishes that will make your guests fall in love with your food.
Some of the tempting and delicious rice recipes for Christmas treats: Vegan Rice Recipes
Where to buy it: Check out our Rice & Rice Products Section
Spices are not only the source of flavour in a dish but also for human health. Cardamom, chilli pepper, cinnamon, cumin, cloves, star anise, garlic, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric are few of the herbs and spice that are beneficial for the human body. Spices are derived from plants that primarily provides aroma to the dishes. Spices promote healthy digestion, anti-inflammatory properties, appetite control, and many more health benefits.
Where to buy it: Our Spices & Herbs Section
Tofu is one of the most essential vegan ingredients. Rich in protein, iron, calcium, minerals and essentials amino acids tofu is one of the most healthy ingredients to include in your diet. Not only it is healthy but you can cook a variety of recipes using tofu. From the starter to the main course, tofu can be used for all.
Some of our Vegan foo products you can serve to your guest:
With this blog, you must be all sure to turn vegan and offer your guest the most healthy and beneficial Christmas treat. Go Vegan and enjoy your Christmas without any guilt. Wishing you all Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!