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So you’ve decided it's time to go meatless? As vegan and vegetarian diets become more popular, it’s important, not only to understand the best way to do it but the right way. In 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics found over 92% of adults over the age of 18 were not meeting their vegetable requirements. Deciding to go meatless is a fantastic way to focus on consuming more plant-based foods. In turn, leading to positive effects with chronic disease prevention and management.
There are multiple benefits when deciding to choose a meat-free diet. It ranges from an increased amount of fibre and decreased amounts of saturated fat, to food safety, positive environmental outcomes and a higher diversity in one’s diet. It naturally forces the individual to make more conscious decisions about their food choices. On the flip side however, what are the common mistakes when going meatless?
When going meatless, it’s important to recognise the nutrients that you will now be missing out on that you would have otherwise been getting if you were to continue consuming meat. Particular nutrients such as vitamin B12, iron, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and particular amino acids to name a few. If people decide to use the heavily processed meat alternatives such as “fake meat” rather than using mother earth’s natural alternatives such as legumes, chickpeas and beans, this can lead to higher sodium intake and coincidentally higher amounts of saturated fats. Unlike some other plant-based meat alternatives available on the market, Jackfruit is a whole food made with minimal processing! The tender, young Jackfruit that we use in our product has a very subtle taste when plain. Making it perfect to add as a plant-based alternative into your favourite savoury dishes and cooking with a variety of herbs, spices and sauces. Completely plant based, Tender Jack is a source of fibre and adding in some extra vegetables and/or plant-based protein sources will add even more goodness into it making it a delicious, balanced meal! Perfect for when you feel like taking a night off meat, want to try something new and add a little flavour. Shop now for Tender Jack.
All in all, going meatless, if done correctly, can have a significant amount of positive health outcomes. However, it is recommended that when doing so, you utilise a nutrition professional initially to ensure you aren’t causing more harm than good.