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Adopting a vegan lifestyle is the easiest way for Muslims to live in accordance with the ethical, environmental and health precepts of Islam, which is why I'll be celebrating Eid with my loved ones at a table full of vegan dishes, such as vegetable samosas and pakoras, spinach potato cutlets, dairy-free halwa, falafels and veg dum biryani.
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Does an animal have to be easy to imagine curled up on our sofa for us to determine whether it should be spared the butcher's knife? There is no rational reason for making a dog your friend and a chicken your dinner -- the distinction is simply down to prejudice and cultural norms.
Depending on where they lived, Indians generally grew up with milk reaching their doorstep each morning either in a glass bottle (which of course would be refilled and reused) or they'd have their steel cans filled by the milk man, who'd arrive with his own giant steel container. Today, milk generally comes either in a Tetrapak or a plastic packet-- neither one is healthy for our environment or for us because of its plastic content.
This year's World Health Day has an extremely important theme, especially for Indians: "Beat Diabetes". According to the National Family Health Survey, there were more than 69 million registered cases of diabetes in India last year. The International Diabetes Federation expects that number to reach 123 million by 2040. Fortunately, sticking to plant-based meals can prevent, manage and even reverse diabetes.
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This year's World Cancer Day on 4 February takes an inspiring approach to tackling the disease with the theme "We Can. I Can", highlighting the positive impact everyone can have -- both individually and collectively -- on preventing cancer. As a nutritionist, I'm pleased that people are becoming empowered to protect themselves, and I know that eating plant-based foods is an essential part of cancer prevention.
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I am that person who will not do anything until I have finished my morning yoga, and I am that person who has missed a gazillion dinners to go for a run. Prioritising your health is sometimes viewed as selfish and socially unavailable, and I still do the above!
What do Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ellen DeGeneres and Carl Lewis have in common? All of them eschew meat, eggs, dairy and other animal-derived foods. But plant-based meals aren't just for the famous. Everyone can choose more plant-based options, and in so doing make a conscious choice to take a stand for animals, the environment and their own health. Moreover, plant-based meals can be a treat to your taste buds as well (just try some of the recipes we've collated).
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Lassi is famous due to its probiotic content and cooling effect, but new research proves that dairy products often contain antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and even mucus. Dairy-free milk is a far healthier option. So I present to you a raw vegan version of mango lassi that is dairy-free, packed with nutrients and tastes absolutely delicious.
I understand the importance of having the opportunity to make one's own decisions. In fact, because of my immense respect for personal choice, in my teens I became vegetarian and later vegan, and today I'm happy about these meat bans.
Mumbai, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who turned vegan on Wednesday, is said to have been approached by the makers of vegetarian cooking based reality show "MasterChef India 4", to judge its grand f...
I have personally investigated the transport and slaughter of cows in India. They are either marched to slaughter or crammed onto vehicles in such high numbers that often their bones break and many of them die en route from suffocation or injuries.
You can't get swine flu from eating "properly handled and prepared pork" or avian flu from "properly handled and cooked poultry and eggs", which means that all bets may be off with regard to pork and poultry products that are improperly handled accidentally. As long as people eat meat and eggs, they'll continue to put all of us at risk of contracting swine-origin influenza viruses, avian flu and other potentially deadly illnesses.