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Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Getting ready for the grand opening 4th May 😁🙃😁😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆
#startingabusiness #plasticfreeshopping #plantbased #cafe #studio #yoga #pilates #kidderminster
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Spread the word Eat.Love.Yoga opening very very soon!!!!

A shop full of loads of earth saving goodies.

#savetheearth #ecofriendly #worldfriendly #zerowaste #noplasticbags #saynotoplastic #earthday2019 #happyplace #kidderminster
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga

Kidderminster first-
Ethical cafe
Plastic free shop
Yoga and Pilates studio

Offering healthy plant based food and drinks, a range of kitchen and bathroom essentials with out the plastic packaging and a range of yoga and Pilates classes plus talks, workshops and creative classes on a variety of subjects.

Opens May 4th 9-3pm

1A Comberton Road
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Snacking in the sun ☀️ ☀️

☀️y’all may be snacking on some Easter eggs today (and why wouldn’t you? It is Easter) But I’m munching my way through a heap of carrot stick and some re-fried bean dip.
☀️Been testing out some fillings for ‘the Mexican’. Our New Mexican inspired toasty.

☀️but how Easter are carrots!?? Rabbits eat carrots. The Easter bunny! Get it? 🤦‍♀️

☀️this is good but, in my opinion, not as good as chocolate.
Have a wonderful sunny Easter folks.

☀️#easter #carrots #beans #snacking #tasters #food #damegood #healthysnacks #sunshine #livingthedream #lovemyjob #plantbased #tasty #kidderminster
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Oat Milk
It's been hailed as the most eco-friendly plant-based milk.
With sales raising by 1200%.
As the number 1 milk we will sell at eat.Love.Yoga, But what is it all about??

Potential Health Benefits

Oat milk contains no nuts, dairy or other common allergens, which is reason enough to give it a try. Plus, as a source of fiber, can fill you up quickly. Most of us miss the mark when it comes to getting enough fiber in their diet. Adding oat milk to your rotation may help you get closer to your daily fiber needs.

So you know oats contain a lot of fibre. But did you know that research published in Nutr Rev found them to be high in a certain kind of fibre called beta glucans, which are especially good at maintaining normal cholesterol levels?

Just 3g of beta glucans need to be consumed per day to reap the benefits. Nutritionist Lily Soutter (@lilysoutternutrition) explains: 'Fun fact—one 250ml glass of oat milk provides a third of your recommended daily intake, at 1g of beta glucans.' Not bad.

Did you know it takes six times as much water to produce one carton of almond milk than it does oat milk? Plus, almonds have to be imported from California, so have a much more significant carbon footprint than UK grown oats.

Bonus: oat milk is naturally low in fat and saturated fat, with 100ml of Oatly providing just 5g of fat and 0.2g saturated fat. Now, you all know that eating a diet high in saturated fat may increase our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels.

But did you know that Brits are currently far exceeding the UK recommendations of saturated fat intake?

Replace saturated fat with wholegrain carbohydrates such as oats, as research has linked it to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The flavour is surprisingly delicious; coffee drinkers are praising it for its malty taste, creamy texture and similarities in constitution to cow’s milk. Unlike soya milk, it also works well when heated, creating a thick foam perfect for lush lattes, creamy cappuccinos and delicious flat whites. Its also good in tea.

Oats require less herbicide than other crops because they compete well with weeds. In fact, Oatly guarantees that it does not use glyphosate, a common weed killer. Glyphosate has recently been suspected of being linked to bee deaths and in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified it as a Category 2A herbicide meaning it is "probably carcinogenic to humans" so cutting back on the weed killer's usage could be better for the environment and our bodies.

Oat Milk Nutrition Facts

Its nutritional content depends on the ingredients used and varies from one brand to the next.

Let's look at Oatly Oat Drink Whole. One cup has:

120 calories
5 grams of fat
3 grams of protein
14 grams of carbohydrate
2 grams of fiber
It also provides 25 percent of the RDA of calcium, 18 percent of the RDA of vitamin D and 11 percent of the RDA of potassium.

Whats your favourite oat milk coffee?
Not sure? Pop down to Eat.Love.Yoga on the weekend of the 4th May and we will have lots for you to try.
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
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Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga

This video will change your perception of milk FOREVER!!!

A lot of people are asking about why i am choosing to not stock cows milk at Eat.Love.Yoga. And as much as i will never push my believe and thoughts onto anybody else i feel this needs to be explained.

The cafe at Eat.Love.Yoga will be an ethical cafe, not a vegan cafe, but i do believe that cows milk does not fit in with our ethical views.

Why you ask? When it is a completely natural product. Isn't it?

A single glass of milk can contain a mixture of as many as 20 painkillers, antibiotics and growth factors given to the cows, and since a dairy cow spends most of its life pregnant, it’s full of cow hormones.

“Researchers believe some of the drugs and growth hormones were given to the cattle, or got into milk through cattle feed or contamination on the farm ... [The] breakdown ... revealed that cow’s milk contained traces of anti-inflammatory drugs niflumic acid, mefenamic acid and ketoprofen ... It also contained the hormone 17-beta-estradiol”.

But this must be the american super farms? not us in the UK?

In the UK, a third of all dairy cows have mastitis each year – a bacterial infection of the udders. Like us, cows produce pus when they are fighting infection. Pus is made up of white blood cells and dead cell tissue carried in a thin fluid. White ‘somatic’ cells are the immune system’s ‘soldiers’ sent to attack bacteria causing infection.

At the moment, the EU permits consumption of milk with up to 400,000 of these somatic pus cells per millilitre. Milk with a somatic cell count of more than 400,000 is deemed unfit for human consumption by the European Union. This threshold is lower than the US requirement of 750,000 cells per millilitre.

Average UK levels are around 200,000 pus cells per millilitre – that’s around one million cells in every teaspoonful of milk! Organic milk is no better – organic dairy farmers can’t use antibiotics to control the disease so the situation can be even worse.

Around 2 years ago i started to become intolerant to milk. Why is it becoming increasingly common that people are becoming lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance is the deficit of the lactase enzyme, which is responsible for metabolising milk. Most of the mammals become lactose intolerant, after a certain age. However, human beings have developed 'lactose persistence', due to continued consumption of milk from sources, other than the mother.

Lactose intolerance in adulthood is caused by reduced production of lactase after infancy (lactase nonpersistence).
Symptoms of a lactose intolerance
-abdominal pain
-and diarrhea beginning 30 minutes to 2 hours later.

I'm not here to scare you, or change your mind if you are a milk lover, but i hope this explains why we choose to only use plant based milks in our cafe.

We will have a range of oat milks, coconut milks, almond milks and maybe soya (Im not to sure on this, feel free to share your views). Try a beautiful coconut latte or a creamy oat milk hot chocolate. or maybe enjoy the full flavour of a black coffee.

I hope this clears up our choice.

Happy Saturday xxxx
Kidderminster Eat.Love.Yoga
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