The Mindful Breakfast Club is a space to nourish yourself from the inside out – to connect with others and enjoy a tasty, health conscious and seasonal menu. We get together every month in Manchester for a morning meditation followed by a delicious breakfast, all of which is vegan, gluten and refined sugar free.
The concept behind The Mindful Breakfast Club is that mindful eating is not just about making healthier food choices, it is about community, gratitude and taking time for you – to enrich our minds and souls, as well as our bodies.
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All of the food we serve at The Mindful Breakfast Club is vegan, gluten and refined sugar free. Here’s why…
Why no animal products?
Animal products are highly toxic to the human body – they contain high levels of saturated fat and hormones that increase the risk of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Dairy, in particular, should not be a staple in your diet. It contains some very allergenic proteins, such as casein that creates inflammation in body, leading to symptoms such as acne, eczema, allergies, bloating and gas. A vegan diet is not only kinder to your body, it is kinder to the earth and all its living things, and forms part of a much more compassionate, sustainable and fulfilling way of living.
Why no gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in grains (wheat, rye, barley). It is the stuff that makes dough sticky. As many as 30% of us suffer from some form of gluten intolerance where gluten causes inflammation throughout the body – with wide-ranging effects across all organ systems including your brain, heart, joints, digestive tract, and more. Even if we have no obvious symptoms, it can be the hidden cause behind many diseases.
Why no refined sugar?
We are designed only to tolerate very small amounts of sugar at any 1 time – 1-2 tsp max. Any more than this can cause our blood sugar levels to rise, which can deeply affect our metabolism (leading to diabetes), impair brain function and make us much more susceptible to obesity, heart disease and cancer. Sugar is also highly addictive – in fact, it lights up your brain on an MRI in the same way as cocaine, and studies on rats have shown that it is eight times more addictive! Find out more about the types of sugars we should try to avoid.