Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Natural Supplements: Vegan No Dairy, Natural, Superfoods.

I've been teetering on the edge of going vegan for ages, I'm not even sure why but it took until my food intolerance tests came up that I'm intolerant to eggs and dairy for me to actually do it!
So I've been eating Vegan for about a month and its not been easy, the one thing i've missed is having a protein shake and supplements that are vegan... and taste good. I find it hard to eat enough food to get all the nutrients to support the amount of training i do and I'm not the best cook and i have a sweet tooth so a protein shake is like a treat! I eat clean most of the time so i like my supplements as clean as possible, free from artificial sweeteners etc, Why have a clean diet and then use supplements with loads of chemicals and artificial ingredients? It doesn't make sense to me. I've been using an unflavoured soya protein but only for the convenience and I've not really enjoyed it.
So i was really excited to discover a company called Veggie Style, based in Spain, where i live but distributing to several countries in Europe including the UK. This company is 100% vegan, the owner is a body-builder and really knows his stuff, so he has designed supplements perfect for athletes and active people and the products are just perfect for my needs! Finally a greens drink and a vegan protein shake that taste great with no artificial ingredients. 
Check out their English website here and 
Spanish website here
German Website here
Use my discount code JULES for 10% off! 
Im currently using 4 of their products so i will be doing product reviews on them once ive trialled them for a while!

Ingredients- all natural, suitable for drug tested athletes, packed full of superfoods to assist performance, & aid recovery. Suitable for Vegans and Raw Vegans or anyone looking for dairy free, soya free natural supplements! An ethical and passionate company!

Friday, 10 July 2015

Accidental Vegan Eating!

Ive thought about going Vegan for so long but the thought of changing my diet so much always seemed too much for me, however, it seems my health is my biggest motivator! I recently had food intolerance tests done as ive been suffering for about a year but in the last few months much more severely from IBS, stomach cramp, bloating and constant switching between constipation and diarrhoea, its been a nightmare! I got my results back and casein (the biggest milk protein) and egg white came up as two of my most likely intolerances, so ive eliminated them from my diet for a month and the idea is that you wait until your body is clear and then reintroduce the foods one at a time to see if you do get a reaction from them. Almost a week went by before it actually dawned on me that I had actually been eating Vegan!! Well that was a happy accident! Now im not sure I want to try reintroducing these particular foods, its funny what it takes for you to make such a big step! The only thing I still might have is a whey shake, only until I can find a non dairy protein powder that I can bear the taste of, I can get soya locally but I eat and drink so much soya already id like another variety of protein to make sure im getting all the aminos I need. Ive gone without a protein shake but I do love something sweet and its so convenient if out all day. I need to start investigating my vegan protein powders! Got a recommendation? Please comment below!

If you would like to read more about the tests I had please click here
To read more about my experience click here