Category: Food & Health

Plant-Based ‘Slow-braised Meat’ Fable Hits Woolworths Making Vegan Food More Accessible

Plant-Based ‘Slow-braised Meat’ Fable Hits Woolworths Making Vegan Food More Accessible

With the rise of Instagram influencers, concerns about climate change and the ethics of animal agriculture, the plant-based movement is gaining momentum and faux meat is being found in more locations than ever before. Plant-based protein brands such as Quorn and Tofurky can now be purchased in most supermarkets and fast food chains such as...

Why Eating Seasonally is the Key to Food Sustainability

Why Eating Seasonally is the Key to Food Sustainability

Recently, I came across an article about avocados. Surprisingly, it was not about salads or smoothies. Rather, it was about how avocados might be hurting the planet. Shocking right? Well, for me it really wasn’t. Over the past few years, healthy eating, veganism and general sustainability has gained prominence across the world. The increased consumption...

Natural Hand Sanitisers: Are They Effective Against Coronavirus?

Natural Hand Sanitisers: Are They Effective Against Coronavirus?

As cities and governments around the world implement measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, public officials and health authorities are also urging people to do their bit by thoroughly and frequently washing our hands, limiting unnecessary travel, practicing social distancing and avoid touching their faces. The outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 has also seen...

How Climate Change Impacts Mental Health

How Climate Change Impacts Mental Health

By Indiana Lee Climate change can seem like a distant issue that doesn’t make much of a difference in your everyday life. For some, the only time it may really come to mind is when it’s brought to your attention by news headlines or a natural disaster hits.  However, research shows that it could make...

10 Plant-Based Influencers and Bloggers to Follow for Veganuary Inspiration

10 Plant-Based Influencers and Bloggers to Follow for Veganuary Inspiration

Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet can help prevent and treat (perhaps even reverse) chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Furthermore, a plant-based diet is widely accepted as the most sustainable and climate-friendly. If you’re undertaking Veganuary and need some additional motivation to stay on course or you’ve committed to eating more...

Going Plant-Based in 2020: Everything You Need to Know

Going Plant-Based in 2020: Everything You Need to Know

So you’ve decided that 2020 is the year when you will make the switch to a plant-based way of life. Maybe you’re worried about the ongoing climate crisis (aren’t we all?), and have read the headlines about recent research from Oxford University that has found that the single biggest way to reduce your impact on...

A Quick Guide to Plastic-Free Tea and the Brands That Offer Plastic-Free Tea Bags

A Quick Guide to Plastic-Free Tea and the Brands That Offer Plastic-Free Tea Bags

Drinking tea can be a spiritual experience. In various cultures, the preparation and enjoyment of tea warrants a ceremony as crafting and drinking it requires full presence, to appreciate its aroma, its flavors and its perfection. Setting aside time for the whole ritual becomes a sensory retreat. ‘Tea ceremony is a way of worshipping the...