Tag: health

15 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in Morning Empty Stomach

15 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in Morning Empty Stomach

Credit to Edison Insitute of Nutrition Lemon is one of the most popular and versatile citrus fruit. Its popularity is owed to it’s refreshing flavor and scent making it a popular choice for flavoring many recipes and perfumes. Lemon is also widely used in all […]

Jeff Bezos Backs $30 Million Investment in Vegan Tech Startup That Aims to Make Animal Products Obsolete

Jeff Bezos Backs $30 Million Investment in Vegan Tech Startup That Aims to Make Animal Products Obsolete

According to VegNews Chilean vegan startup The Not Company (“NotCo”) recently raised $30 million in investment capital from several funds, including from funds controlled by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos. Founded in 2015 by biotech engineer Matías Muchnick, biochemist Pablo Zamora, and computer scientist Karim Pichara, NotCo’s […]

Los Angeles Dodgers Ditch Dairy

Los Angeles Dodgers Ditch Dairy

VegNews revealed that a number of top professional baseball players for the Los Angeles Dodgers have recently denounced dairy, according to The Athletic, Dodgers Nation, and SBNation. The trend was sparked by Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley—who announced his intent to retire in 2018—when he removed dairy from his diet several years ago. In 2017, centerfielder Enrique Javier Hernández also stopped consuming dairy followed by shortstop Corey Seager who went dairy-free in 2018 and lost nearly 30 pounds. First baseman Max Muncy, a breakout star on the team, recently eschewed dairy as well, and credits his improved performance to the dietary change. “That right there is a selling point for me,” Muncy told The Athletic. “You’re talking about playing 162 games in 180 days. You’re talking about wearing cleats for all of those, which hurts your feet. Everything hurts. Anything you can do to gain an edge and make your body feel better on a daily basis, why wouldn’t you try it?” Clothing company BreakingT created a new T-shirt to commemorate the trend which reads “Los Angeles Dairy Free,” with names of players that have stopped consuming dairy written in a Dodgers-style font—an officially licensed product of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Shaquille O’Neal and 13 Athletes Invest in Vegan Meat

Shaquille O’Neal and 13 Athletes Invest in Vegan Meat

Livekindly find out that NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal joins 13 other top athletes in investing in vegan meat brand Beyond Meat. The retired basketball player joins previously announced Beyond Meat investor, ambassador, and vegan athlete, Kyrie Irving. The Celtics point guard is considered one of the […]

New “Vegan Facebook” Brings Together Vegan Community

New “Vegan Facebook” Brings Together Vegan Community

Veg News revealed that Social network “VSOCIETY” recently launched in the United Kingdom to curate all things vegan into a single dashboard. The platform makes it easy for users to create a profile, scroll through a feed to discover new video content, shop its ethical […]

B&M LAUNCHES ‘PROUDLY VEGAN’ WINE SELECTION ACROSS UK

B&M LAUNCHES ‘PROUDLY VEGAN’ WINE SELECTION ACROSS UK

 

According to Livekindly Leading variety retailer B&M is now stocking Proudly Vegan wine. The find was spotted by the Instagram account accidentallyveganUK, which shared a snapshot of two bottles on social.

Both wines are made by the company Broadland Wineries, which launched its Proudly Vegan wine in three varieties merlot, sauvignon blanc, and rosé – last March. According to the brand, everything about the wine is vegan, including the ink and glue on the label. All wines are sourced from Chile’s Valle Central.

B&M appears to stock the merlot and sauvignon blanc. The former is described as having “fruit flavours of cherry and plum intertwined with sumptuous aromas of coffee and chocolate” that pairs well with pasta with tomato sauce and vegetables. The latter, which has “zesty and refreshing” tropical fruit flavors, is recommended with dairy-free risotto, roast cauliflower, and mushrooms.

 

Why Is Wine Not Vegan?
Although wine is made from grapes, the traditional wine-making process is not vegan. The filtration process – called fining – often makes use of animal-derived ingredients such as isinglass (the dried swim bladder of a fish) or even egg whites and milk.

Broadland launched its Proudly Vegan line to cater to the growing demand among consumers, which is on the rise this year, according to Bloomberg.

“We wanted vegans to be able to buy great tasting wine with the confidence that every element is 100% vegan,” Broadland’s Master of Wine, Dr. Arabella Woodrow, told Drinks Retailing News last March.

Organic South African winery Org de Rac removed animal products from the fining process last July, citing the “enormous rise in veganism as a way of life.” Vegan labeling on wine is also becoming more commonplace as companies recognize that it is a selling point for consumers and even vineyards in New Zealand’s iconic wine region are doing away with isinglass.

An organic, biodynamic vegan wine and record shop opened in Essex last December. Called Winyl, it boasts one of the largest vegan wine selections in the UK. “So we did our research and went to events like the wine fair in London and discovered there is a huge market for vegan and organic wines,” co-founder Whilmari Swift told the Harwich and Manningtree Standard.

Proudly Vegan Wine is available in stores at B&M and Ocado.

Vegan Diets Are Better For Athletes’ Heart Health, Says Review

Vegan Diets Are Better For Athletes’ Heart Health, Says Review

    According to Plant based news Vegan diets can benefit athletes in numerous ways – including improving heart health, performance, and recovery, according to a new review. The research, Plant-Based Diets for Cardiovascular Safety and Performance in Endurance Sports, was published in the journal Nutrients. One […]