In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: UK slaughterhouses found selling contaminated meat; Evanna Lynch teams up with peta2; Vegan friendly sweets; App launches to help show foods safe for vegans; Noob cycling mistakes and how to correct them; Why being vegan at uni is 100% possible; The role of iron for vegans; All the great health benefits of bananas.
It’s been found that many UK shoppers might be consuming meat and animal products contaminated with faeces, salmonella and E.coli. This is according to a recent analysis of 323 governmental slaughterhouse audits, conducted by The Observer and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ).
The analysis showed that there were breaches in protocol at over a quarter of all abattoirs, with a total of 86 in breach of standards and protocol.
Findings relayed that carcasses touched the dirty floors of the facilities and being covered with contaminated water. Breaches such as these put consumers at risk of contracting illnesses such as food poisoning and bugs such as E.coli and salmonella.
Evanna Lynch is up there with some of the best vegan celebrities. Plenty of celebs claim to be vegan or care about the environment and then go and eat a big bit of steak (hint- Leonardo DiCaprio). Now she’s teaming up with Peta to help spread the message and show vegan food isn’t just lettuce and carrots.
Finding vegan friendly sweets can be a right pain, even if they’re labelled vegetarian friendly they will often have bees wax mixed in, making them un-vegan. Luckily, people are slowly realising that you don’t need bee vomit or animal bones to make great tasting sweets! Whether you like cola flavoured or strawberry laces, there are vegan options out there.
Safe For Vegans is an app available to download via the iOs App Store. The app essentially uses the camera in your iPhone to scan the barcodes of products and inform you with one of four results. These are categorised as vegan, vegetarian, non-vegetarian and ‘maybe’.
Everyone has been a Cycling Noob at one point or another. Luckily, we have now learnt from our mistakes, and are ready to pass on the lessons we learnt the hard way. Cycling Noob mistakes are easy enough to avoid, as long as you know what you’re doing!
The idea of being vegan at uni is utterly incomprehensible for many students. “What about the takeaways?? What about going to Maccas after a night out?? Is alcohol vegan? Isn’t it too expensive???”
Yet lo and behold, here I am, and there are many vegan students out there. It is possible, and it actually makes life a lot easier.
In regards to takeaways, a student staple, being vegan doesn’t stop that. Sure you can’t get the cheese topped pizzas from Dominoes, but I can count multiple local takeaways near me that do vegan pizzas. These are complete with ‘cheese’, ‘meat’, spinach, peppers, onions, and everything you could fancy. A 16 inch vegan pizza for £8? Yes please.
As the vegan movement becomes more mainstream, many athletes both professional and novice are looking to make the switch to a vegan diet. The problem is, unless you have a cook, a nutritionist at your disposal, or seemingly endless hours in the day, many of those trying to make the switch are having trouble staying on track.
Bananas are one of the world’s most well known and loved fruits, and with good reason.
They’re delicious, they’re convenient, they go well with a variety of foods and they’re very, very healthy.
Bananas contain a whole bunch of essential nutrients and can aid you with anything from digestion to heart health, making them convenient in more ways than one.
Do you want to find out what makes bananas so nutritious?
Keep reading to find out!