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Hi folks, we recently came across one interesting article published in the Medical Journal of Australia. This article was authored by Michelle A Reid (BND, APD, AN,Senior Dietician, Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing), Kate A Marsh (AdvAPD, MNutrDiet, PhD), Carol L Zeuschner (BSc, MSc, APD), Angela V Saunders (BS/Dietetics/, MA/Ldshp&Mgmt – HS) and Surinder K Baines (BSc(Hons), APD, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle).

 

The article quotes a number of research works which demonstrate that ‘a well planned vegetarian diet can meet nutritional needs for good health and may reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and obesity’. The research further shows that ‘choosing plant-based meals is also environmentally beneficial’. More so ‘vegetarian diets are generally lower in saturated fat and cholesterol and higher in dietary fibre, antioxidants and phytochemicals than non-vegetarian diets’. In this regard, the authors suggest that ‘it is likely that the combination of these factors provide vegetarians with a significant health advantage’ (Reid et. al 2012)

 

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Reid, M.A., Marsh, K.A., Zeuschner, C.L., Saunders, A.V., & Baines, S.K. (2012, June 4). Meeting the nutrient reference values on a vegetarian diet. Medical Journal of Australia (1)2.

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Giri Kana Cafe among a few Gold Coast Vegetarian options for Meat Free Week that made it in the Gold Coast Bulletin. Also add Govindas Veg o Rama Surfers to the choices.

http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/marie-claire/features/campaigns/article/-/16045959/meat-free-week-campaign/

Giri Kana Cafe in GC Bulletin

Giri Kana Cafe in GC Bulletin

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Thanks to Eliza Savage for some really nice photos of our decor. Beautiful photography work!

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Once again Giri Kana Cafe was very happy to host a Vegan Sun meetup this week, serving dinner of various vegan main course dishes, drinks and deserts. Thank you for coming.

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We hope everyone had a wonderful New Year! We are now open again, Monday to Friday for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Saturday for breakfast and lunch. We are opening this year with a Raw Blueberry Lime Cheese Cake (Raw, Vegan and Gluten Free).

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Thank you to everyone for the support for these past six months.
We will be closed for the next 2 weeks and will re open January 7th.
We wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year and will see you all in the fantastic year ahead 🙂

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Just saw a review of the cafe from the Food Gold Coast website.

You can check it out here:

http://www.foodgoldcoast.com.au/giri-kana-cafe

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