As of the date I found out I was pregnant, I had already been eating only plant-based for 3 years so there was no dispute as to what my diet would look like for the duration of pregnancy. However, I was also aware that in Japan, this would be a challenge as a) many doctors and midwives may not be familiar with the diet enough to recommend and support my decision, and b) family and relatives would not hesitate to point fingers at my ‘not normal’ diet if/when something was not looking right.
I will admit, staying at home due to COVID, while pregnant sparked my curiosity to start sourdough baking. It’s also quite hard to find 100% animal-free bread in Japan – so why not bake at home? Through trial and error, I now bake tasty sourdough bread a few times a week at home. Sharing some tips and tricks to keep it simple and (hopefully) fail-safe.
B12 is an absolutely crucial micronutrient for our bodies, and a lot of people (both plant-based and not, but more so the former) don’t get enough of it. But worry not: you can get an ample supply of B12 on a 100% plant-based diet. After reading this article, you’ll know exactly how to get it.
We define plant-based as “a lifestyle choice to consume solely plant-based products and exclude any animal byproducts from our diets and other areas of consumption”. Many people see a sense of purpose in and decide to pursue this concept as a way of life.
Don’t believe you can get enough nutrients with plants? Read on to be proved wrong. If you like anecdotes, we share actual blood test results to show how we can be healthy by just consuming plant-based food.
One of our co-founder blogs about his 1 year anniversary since switching to a plant-based diets. Read more about the experience, difficulties and benefits!