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Small but Mighty

The seeds you need on your shopping list

Seeds pack a powerful, nutritional punch and are an essential way to get vital vitamins and minerals for vegans. Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist for Nature’s Best (naturesbest.co.uk) gives us the lowdown.

Lotus

Lotus seeds have been popular in Asia for many years, and are now making their way into Western diets, too. They are thought to be beneficial for many reasons but especially due to its content of an anti-ageing enzyme called L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase (PIMT) – a mouthful, but it helps repair damaged proteins, increasing its popularity in many beauty products. The seeds are also available in a form similar to a packet of crisps, but they are a much healthier option.

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Welcome to our September issue! It’s hard to believe autumn is just round the corner – it’s still feeling pretty balmy out, which is great for making the most of being outdoors. This issue we’ve rounded up some delicious lunch recipes to take outside, where to pick up the best on-the-go vegan food and how to make the most of your lunch hour – crucial while the weather is still so favourable. We have so many inspiring vegan contributors this month. The Scary Dairy expose by Viva!, is a tough but essential read. Juliet Gellatley and her brave team work tirelessly to help share the truth about the brutal industry and campaign for change. Our artist of the month is Kate Louise Powell, an activist who is spreading the vegan message and provoking positive change through her powerful pieces of art. Be sure to catch our interview with the Ven. Alma Shri Sadhu Dharmavira – a vegan Buddhist monk who explains the importance of living compassionately and gives us an insight into his extraordinary life. Enjoy the issue!

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