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Greggs to pay staff £7m after ‘exceptional’ year boosted by vegan range

Greggs to pay staff £7m after ‘exceptional’ year boosted by vegan range

Business
Bakery chain Greggs is to pay out an employee bonus totalling £7m after a "phenomenal" year during which its sales have been boosted by new vegan ranges.The payment at the end of January, which will see thousands of workers each receive £300, was announced as the company's latest trading update saw it upgrade full-year profit expectations. However, there was a warning that the company faced "headwinds" in the year ahead from national living wage increases and the rising cost of pork.Greggs, which has more than 2,000 shops across the UK and employs about 25,000 people, said like-for-like sales in company-managed stores rose by 9.2% in the year to 28 December. Image: Greggs has more than 2,000 stores across the UK That included an 8.7% ...
12 Things You Need to Know Before Going Vegan

12 Things You Need to Know Before Going Vegan

Health
The NIH recommends that adults between the ages of 19 and 50 get a minimum of 1,000 mg of calcium a day, but preliminary research shows vegans may be able to get away with less than that. A European Journal study found that when vegans consumed at least 525 mg per day of calcium, their risk of bone fracture was no different than that of non-vegetarians with similar calcium intakes. The key is eating a variety of naturally calcium-rich foods such as kale, bok choy, almonds, soy beans, figs, and navel oranges as well as calcium-fortified foods such as cereals, plant-based milks, and tofu made with calcium sulfate, advises Henderson. Bonus: soy, leafy greens, and most fortified foods are also high in vitamin D, which helps your bod...
14 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Protein Sources

14 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Protein Sources

Health
There are many different varieties of beans—black, white, pinto, heirloom, etc.—but one thing they all have in common is their high amounts of protein. Two cups of kidney beans, for example, contain about 26 grams (more than 3 cups of cow's milk, which contains 24 grams). And you don't have to make beans from scratch to reap their nutritional benefits, says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, author of Doctor's Detox Diet. "If you want to buy them dried and soak them overnight before you cook them, that's fine," she says. "But it's also perfectly okay—and much easier—to buy them canned, rinse them, and heat them up over the stove."Try this recipe: Farfalle With Zucchini and White Beans ...