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What you need to know about Australia’s number one killer…

This month is Heart Research Month in Australia, with Thursday 14th February being ‘Wear Red Day’ to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. The team at Garden Of Vegan are all wearing red this week in the hope to start many conversations around how small lifestyle choices like what food you choose to consume and how much physical activity you do a day, could prevent you or a loved one from dying prematurely, due to our biggest killer in Australia. Wear Red Day was established by Heart Research Australia, a group of Royal North Shore Hospital cardiologists with the aim to reduce the high mortality rates around heart disease. Currently, in Australia, Heart Disease is the leading cause of death, accounting...

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#eatlikebenny

Co-Founder Benny from Garden of Vegan, is an avid wholefood, plant-based eater. He has a 65-70% raw vegan diet, trains 4 times a weeks and works full time. To see a day in the life of Benny, and check out what is exactly fueling his body and this lifestyle, keep reading....

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Episode #7 Dr Andrew Little on Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iodine and Omega-3-6-9 Fatty Acids

Watch the full episode below with @plantbased_aussie_doctor and @vegan_like_benny   There is said to be four essential nutrients that cannot be obtained readily from the average Australian diet. This is due to a number of factors being the high amount of low nutrient food we consume, the diminishing health of our soil and current lifestyle practises.We have been led to believe that supplements are the easiest was to obtain missing nutrients.  Dr Andrew once questioned the need for supplements on a plant-based diet. When you think about it, vitamins and supplements are most of the time synthetic versions of wholefoods in isolation. People who don’t get enough nutrients which come from plants and whole foods are generally recommended to seek supplements. However, if...

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Episode #4 - Dr Andrew Little on the truth about calcium

Watch the full episode below with @plantbased_aussie_doctor and @vegan_like_benny   As a vegan, calcium is one of the biggest debates we are faced with. Why? Well, what we have been taught is that cows milk is what makes our bones strong and is the best source of calcium for the human body. From T.V commercials to granny’s old stories about how back in her day fresh cows milk came straight from the farm with minimal additives and use to get delivered in glass bottles to your door. Let's not forget about all the advertising and gimmick marketing that you find on all your favourite and trusted food labels. Who wouldn’t believe cows milk is good for your health when you are saturated to...

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