Food for Thought

Food for Thought

There are many reasons why people choose to live a dairy free life. It could be health related, due to their ethics, or simply personal preference. Flora Freedom is a new dairy free alternative to butter that tastes great, so whatever the motivation to go dairy free, this is one tasty way to get started. Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits of choosing dairy free.

Your health
We all know that a balanced diet is important to staying fit and healthy, but what about a dairy free diet? Sometimes it’s essential that people avoid dairy due to allergies, but it does come with a few health benefits too. The new UK Government healthy eating advice, the 2016 Eat Well Guide, suggests adopting a more plant-based diet to help you have a healthier lifestyle.

Did you know? Flora Freedom has 60% less saturated fat than butter, meaning it’s good for your heart*! And even though it’s full of delicious flavour, it’s totally free from preservatives, artificial colours and flavours. Plus it’s certified by The Vegan Society, too.

The planet
We only get one planet, that’s why it’s so important to do our part to preserve it – and the little things really do make a big difference. Numerous studies prove that plant-based diets are kinder to the environment than animal-based ones1,2.

We recently conducted a Screening Study3 to see exactly what impact switching from butter to the dairy free Flora alternative, Flora Freedom, can have on the planet. The results? Flora Freedom has 1/3 of the carbon footprint of butter. That’s because we don’t use dairy ingredients to produce our tasty spread. No cows, less greenhouse gases4! Now that is a small change for a mighty result.

So whether you’re looking to fully convert to a dairy free way of life, or just to make small changes, Flora Freedom is one way to help you get there – and it tastes great!

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* Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
1 P. Scarborough, P. N. Appleby, A. Mizdrak, A. D. Briggs, R. C. Travis, K. E. Bradbury, T. J. Key, „Dietary Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Meat-eaters, Fish-eaters, Vegetarians and Vegans in the UK”, Climatic change, vol. 125, no. 2, pp. 179-192, 2014.
2 C. J. Reynolds, J. D. Buckley, P. Weinstein, J. Boland, „Are the Dietary Guidelines for Meat, Fat, Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Appropriate for Environmental Sustainability? A Review of the Literature”, Nutrients, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 2251-2265, 2014.
3 Screening Study. Environmental Impacts of Unilever Spreads (UK), study conducted by Blonk Consultants, March 2016
4 H. C. Godfray, J. R. Beddington, I. R. Crute, L. Haddad, D. Lawrence, J. F. Muir, J. Pretty, S. Robinson, S. M. Thomas, C. Toulmin, „Food Security: the Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People”, Science, vol. 327, no. 5967, pp. 812-818, 2010.