Turning vegan is something I have been contemplating for quite some time now. But my diet has always included milk and dairy products such as butter, ghee, cheese, buttermilk etc. Cutting down meat was relatively easy. Dairy is taking a long time. And yet, people who are lactose intolerant breeze through life without consuming what we consider to be “essential” foods.
Is there an easy way of cutting down dairy alternatives? Dr Achyuthan Eswar says, yes! And he is conducting a workshop to teach you how. Join him in Bengaluru and learn easy ways to make dairy alternatives. Click on this link to book your slot.
Why choose dairy alternatives?
Your reason could be anything. Perhaps you or someone in your family is lactose intolerant. In such cases, one must avoid milk, butter, cheese and buttermilk etc. But only with dairy milk. You can easily replace them with plant-based “mylk” and enjoy the tastes that you might be missing out. “Mylk” is a term used for the “milk” obtained from plant sources.
Same with those who have chosen to go vegan or are on that path. What’s more, if you are looking to cut down on cholesterol, plant-based milk and dairy products are a great alternative.
The beginning of a plant-based lifestyle:
We got in touch with Dr Achyuthan Eswar, the founder of PHC Lifestyle Clinic, who will be leading the workshop. He told us about how his grandfather’s recovery from hypertension influenced him to take the path of meat and dairy-free diet.
“My grandparents had diabetes and hypertension since they were in their forties. On a fateful day in 2014, my grandfather started vomiting blood. We rushed him to the hospital, but the vomiting did not stop for three weeks, despite his doctors’ best efforts! He was very particular about his medicines, and we did not expect such a condition. This was when he decided to adopt a whole food plant-based diet and practise yoga, which helped improve his condition remarkably. This change inspired me to take up the path of lifestyle medicine, and I want to share that with you in this workshop,” he says.
What you can expect in the Bengaluru workshop:
In the Bengaluru workshop, Dr Eswar will teach you the very basics of how to cut out dairy from your diet. “If you leave dairy right at this moment, soon enough you’ll be craving for paneer or butter. Naturally. So the solution is to replace the dairy products with plant-based dairy preparations to help you transition to a dairy-free whole food plant-based diet. Imagine eating all the doodhpeda, gajar ka halwa, chocolate and ice cream that you want, dairy-free and guilt-free! These are the tricks we’ll be teaching you in the workshop,” he elaborates.
In this short course, you can dive into the basics of preparing dairy alternatives. For one, you can learn to make almond milk in just 2-3 minutes! And to help you in your journey to cut down dairy, Dr Eswar will also teach you to make butter, curd, buttermilk, cheese etc. from plant-based sources such as pulses, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Bengaluru, go nuts over the weekend! Click on this link to book your place in the workshop!
(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)