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It’s not cheese but it tastes like it!
May21

It’s not cheese but it tastes like it!

One of the stumbling blocks for people to reduce or remove dairy from their diet is cheese. The addiction to cheese has always made it one of the hardest products to let go even for those changing to a vegan lifestyle. Fortunately, there is a growing choice of good vegan cheeses on the market. Based on the main type of ingredients we can split vegan cheese into There are three main types: Starch and oil based Nut based and Soy based...

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Superfoods
May06

Superfoods

Whilst there is no official definition of what a “superfood” is, we can sum it up as a broad collection of nutrient-rich natural foods such as berries, seeds, grains, algae, vegetables and fruits, which can have a positive effect on your body. Superfoods contain a large percentage of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants. Whilst most healthy foods will normally contain two or three nutritional properties, products...

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Cruelty-free products
Apr22

Cruelty-free products

Animal testing still happens, yet as a consumer you have a choice. A simple one. You can choose to purchase products that are certified that are not tested on animals. Animal testing unfortunately still happens on a wide range of goods like cosmetics, personal care products, home cleaning products, medicines and others. Products are tested on lab caged animals like rabbits, cats, dogs, chimpanzees, rats, pigs and others. If you wish...

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Plant Based Milks
Apr08

Plant Based Milks

  There are multiple benefits of drinking plant-based milk versus traditional milk. Plant based milk: 1 – is easily digestible 2 – It is free from hormones and antibiotics 3 – It is naturally lactose free 4 – It has a lower impact on climate change 5 – and Additionally, there is a wide range of plant-based milks to choose from including rice, almond, hazelnut, coconut, cashew, soya, hemp, oat and others....

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Breakfast – probably the most important meal of the day
Mar25

Breakfast – probably the most important meal of the day

Breakfast : probably the most important meal of the day We constantly hear experts state that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. One should add that the food you choose in the morning will fuel you for the rest of the day so It pays to choose a wholesome cereal or muesli that can keep you full and provide the nutrients and vitamins your body needs.4 brands of cereals and muesli are on 20% discount PAMA and PAVI...

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Coconut Oil
Mar08

Coconut Oil

Here are some of the benefits that coconut oil may help with: Boosts metabolism Improves digestion Reduces inflammation Protects from free radicals that promote premature ageing and degenerative disease How to use Coconut Oil You can use it for cooking. Coconut oil is ideal for cooking because around 90% of its fatty acids are saturated. This makes it extremely stable at high temperatures. It has a high smoke point of 175°C. Coconut...

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Animal Talk 09 – Cat Rescue
Feb26

Animal Talk 09 – Cat Rescue

I guess we all heard of the case of Janet Harvey who was found dead at home. It was all over the media last week, along with the rescue of 6 cats by MSPCA staff (and the unfortunate discovery of a dead dog as well).  We discussed with Chris what happened and asked for some information on the animals rescued. We also see the rescued cats and get to know a bit more about them and when the re-homing process will start. Watch the video...

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Tasty Meat Substitutes
Feb22

Tasty Meat Substitutes

Today it is easily possible to eat meat free food and enjoy the same plate of food thanks to the vast range of meat alternatives and substitutes available in the frozen, chilled and dry sections of supermarkets and health shops. By being meat free it certainly doesn’t mean it is taste free. On the contrary, meat free alternatives have come a long way in choice, taste and nutrition and pack a punch on all three. Not only do meat...

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Animal Talk 07 – Adopting a dog
Feb18

Animal Talk 07 – Adopting a dog

Have you ever considered adopting a dog, or rather a faithful companion for life. MSPCA and animal shelters have a number of animals that are looking for a home. During this episode of Animal Talk we talk to Chris Pace on the process of adopting a dog from MSPCA. What to expect and how the process works. Click on the link below to view the video on our you tube channel or see it on Facebook.

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Animal Talk 06 – Karozzini / Horse drawn carriages
Feb11

Animal Talk 06 – Karozzini / Horse drawn carriages

Animal Talk discusses the issue and problem of Karozzini / horse drawn carriages in Malta. Last summer we witnessed a number of deaths and cases which increased the awareness on the matter, yet MSPCA wants to keep the pressure up to ensure that solutions are found and that the welfare of these animals is safeguarded. Summer is just round the corner, and we do not want another season of horse deaths. Watch the latest episode by...

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Eating Rice Cakes
Feb08

Eating Rice Cakes

Rice cakes are a popular diet food. They are usually fat free and low in sugar and calories which is what makes them an attractive snack choice. The size of the cake differs by brand and some have added sugar or sweet (like chocolate) which in turn impacts the number of calories and sugar. Rice cakes can fit into a diet program especially if taken with some lean protein sources and spreads. They can be taken as a substitute for bread...

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Benefits of Manuka Honey
Jan30

Benefits of Manuka Honey

Research is helping us better understand the multiple marketed benefits of Manuka honey. These positive benefits include: 1. It may help with low stomach acid and acid reflux 2. It may prevent tooth decay and gingivitis 3. It may help treat acne and eczema 4. It may improve sore throats and immunity 5. It may aid IBS and IBD treatment 6. It may help reduce allergies Natural by Ogilvy and Wedderspoon Manuka Honey are on 10% discount at...

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Animal Talk 05 – Dog Callars
Jan28

Animal Talk 05 – Dog Callars

Animal Talk discusses the recent legislation on dog collars and dog tethers and its effect on the local population of straw dogs. It looks into the practice of using shock collars and if these are actually beneficial to train dogs or are simply an object of animal cruelty. Watch the episode on Veggy Malta’s Facebook page or on our You Tube Channel.  

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Animal Talk 04 – Pet friendly rentals
Jan21

Animal Talk 04 – Pet friendly rentals

Rentals, sales or property and pets: What people looking for property should know if they want to or have pets. The greatest number of animals surrendered to shelters come from people who are between addresses. They have either moved or are looking to move and face “no pets” clause in their agreements. Those who do not wish to have pets might shrug it off but if you have pets you need to know your rights before agreeing to this. Once...

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Animal Talk 03 – Safety around Kids (and pets)
Jan19

Animal Talk 03 – Safety around Kids (and pets)

In this video of Animal Talk Darryl Grima (Veggy Malta) and Chris Pace (MSPCA) talk about Chris Pace pets and safety around kids. The MSPCA receives many rehoming queries from expecting families because they fear that the new arrival will diminish their ability to look after their pets or that the pet poses a risk to the child. This shows these parents’ commitment to do thing right so we’d like to reach out to more of them to help...

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