CO2e produced when cooking these traditional UK dishes

As the UK tries to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050, it’s time to encourage people to look a little closer to home for ways to help reduce their own contribution. The largest source of carbon emissions from households in the UK is food and drink but there are changes we can make to help lower this. With some manufacturers now producing packaging for their products that detail the CO2e that has gone into making these, it can help people understand just how environmentally friendly their home-cooked meals are.

Viessmann took four of the UK’s most popular dishes and created carbon labels to show the carbon footprint behind the meals. These were based on meals that would feed four people and they then calculated how far you could travel as a way to compare the CO2 levels.

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Reasons for Going Vegan and Benefits of a Vegan Diet

In this day and age, veganism is on the rise. People are massively becoming aware of the effect of food on their health. Everyone chooses what they think their body needs the most, and we are all trying to avoid pointless fad diets and “lose weight fast” programs. We are starting to think long-term and focus on changing our lifestyle, rather than attempting to achieve fast results that won’t last long.

Even though plant-based diets have their origins in the past, veganism is gaining substantial popularity today. At the rate the vegan market is growing, it’s expected to be worth $24.3 billion by 2026.

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The Age of Veganism [Visual]

Health consciousness and eco-friendliness have prompted millennials to champion veganism as a new way of life. The vegan diet is based on the concept of consuming anything that is not meat, dairy, eggs, and animal by-products. Furthermore, vegans are classified into five different groups, namely, dietary vegans, junk food vegans, low-fat vegans, raw food vegans, and whole- food vegans. Each of these types of veganism is based on the variety of foods consumed.

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Vegan & Cruelty-Free Nail Care Routine 💅

Healthy, strong, protected and beautiful nails are something most ladies strive for. Until recent years, we didn’t have much choice regarding the cosmetic and nail care products we use, but that has changed completely nowadays. We’re not condemned to using products that are tested on animals and that are made from animals as many companies have switched to vegan and cruelty-free practices.

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Types of alternative Milks [Infographic]

While cow’s milk has long been touted for its bone-building calcium, vitamin B12 and riboflavin content, many people can’t properly digest it. As a result, in recent years dairy-free alternatives have been on the rise. While soy and almond milk were the main players for a long time, the market has opened up to a variety of nut, hemp, oat and rice milks.

Those on a vegan, vegetarian, paleo, or ketogenic diet often utilize plant-based milks as an alternative to cow’s milk, both for drinking and for dairy-free recipes. The great thing about plant-based milks is that many varieties are easy to make at home, meaning you can customize their flavor to suit your tastes.

With all the different varieties, it can be hard to know which is right for you. This visual breaks down all the options, giving you the scoop on their benefits and the best ways to use them!

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