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Food for thought: The benefits of dairy-free living

Caring for the planet 14 March 2019 | 21:33pm

There are many reasons why people go for dairy-free living. It could be health-related, due to their ethics, or simply personal preference. Flora Dairy Free is a dairy-free alternative to butter that tastes great, so whatever your motivation is for going 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 products.

 

Why give up dairy? The health benefits

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 dairy-free living 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 Dairy Free 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. Going dairy-free has never been easier or more delicious!

 

Dairy-free living helps the planet

We only get one planet to call home, 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 ones. (1, 2) So, why give up dairy? To save the planet we call home.

We recently conducted a screening study to see exactly what impact switching from butter to the dairy free Flora alternative, Flora Dairy Free, can have on the planet. (3) The results? Flora Dairy Free has one third of the carbon footprint of butter. That’s because we don’t use dairy ingredients to produce our tasty spread. No cows, less greenhouse gases! (4) Now that is a small change for a mighty result.

So whether you’re wondering how to go dairy-free full-time, or just to make small changes, Flora Dairy Free 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.

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