About Gaia Pulses | Organic Food Delivery London
Multi-awarded Homemade Dishes
Zero Packaging to Throw Away
Organic Nutritious Wholefoods

If you care about the planet and your health, eat more pulses! We make it easy for you.

Eat more pulses for you and the planet! We make it easy for you.

Delicious - Nutritious - Sustainable

People who eat our food often say it brings them home. Organic, plant based wholefoods, cooked in small batches with a lot of love, for us and for Mother Earth.

Delicious

Our food comes from authentic Greek culinary culture that is famous for its great taste. We use exclusively organic pulses from Greece which are super tasty because they are grown in ideal microclimate conditions. We choose to use only organic, locally sourced vegetables for better taste, increased amount of nutrients and respect for mother nature. The Organic Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil, delicious Mediterranean Spices and Aegean Sea salt also play a big role in our great taste.

The ultimate truth is that these are recipes passed on through generations of Greek grandmothers and not created in laboratories and I am sure you will be able to taste the difference.

Nutritious

Pulses are very low in fat, packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Our meals, awarded by the 'Free From Food Awards' do not contain any allergens, additives or chemicals. They are prepared in the traditional way, soaked and sprouted and they are slow cooked to maintain their high nutritional content. They induce brain activity and keep us full for longer, offering long lasting energy. With zero cholesterol and a low glycemic index, pulses are suitable for people who want to control their weight, as well as decrease their risk of cancer and heart disease.

We revisit traditional Greek recipes from a modern nutritional perspective and we discover how wisely all the ingredients have been combined with each other. We refine them to aid digestion and to help our bodies absorb all the nutrients available. We add the Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fresh Lemon Juice at the end of the cooking process to protect the nutrients and antioxidants from the heat. We add Turmeric, a super antioxidant and we combine it with Black Pepper to make it bioavailable. These are only a few of the things we do in order to ensure the food tastes good and that it keeps everyone happy and healthy.

Why Pulses?

We choose to cook Pulses because they are the most sustainable crop in the history of food. In Greece we grow up eating pulses at least twice to three times a week. Pulses are being cultivated in the Mediterranean since the 3.000 BC. By now, we have mastered the way of growing them, cooking them and eating them. I am here to share old knowledge that has been passed on to me by my ancestors.

Recent studies showed that the common denominator between the regions characterised as Blue Zones because people live past their 100 years of age, is simply the fact that their protein mainly derives from plant sources.

Pulses have played an important role in the preservation of humanity and in civilisation growth throughout history. With the highest protein content in the plant kingdom, pulses also have an important role in our future.


Sustainability in our core

Our dishes delivered sustainably in Reusable Containers:

A few years ago we were the 1st ones to offer organic food in compostable packaging and now we are the 1st ones to offer organic food in reusable containers. Yes, for us it is all about integrity and focusing on sustainability all the way.

It is commonly known that recycling in the UK is just not working. Climate change dictates real actions towards eliminating our carbon footprint and we just cannot produce rubbish every time we drink or eat.

At Gaia, we make our delicious dishes available in reusable containers for unlimited uses. We are collaborating with other mindful local organizations and we deliver our goods in reusable containers with cargo bikes. We are all working together for developing a strong local and sustainable economy.

They say change begins from within us. Then it is happening in our home, our neighborhood and the world.

Thank you for not losing hope

Our Story

We all deserve access to real food; We all deserve a future.

Gaia Pulses means "Earth is alive" - this is my message to the world.

I am here to offer food for our future.

I will never forget the smell of my grandmother’s Fasolada*. She was a legendary cook because she could transform the most simple of ingredients into sheer joy.

The long table glowing draped with the white tablecloth, was set in the shade of the tall trees in her garden and laid simply with pickles, olives and bread. The whole family gathered for lunch. My grandmother would serve everyone’s bowls to the brim, my grandfather would strike a joke and with a glass of the house white in hand, we would all laugh and cheer, "Yia mas! - To our health!".  We would then savour almost in silence another one of her glorious peasant foods. That's how good her food was.

My family taught me there is a lot of truth in the old knowledge. Not only that we are what we eat, but how we think and feel depends on what we eat.

When I came to London, I realised how the modern way of life has detached people from nature - particularly from eating natural, healthy, feel-good foods. I wondered how long could we last for if we keep on eating mass produced, processed meat and what is the real cost of those £1 burgers for the planet and ultimately for us.

My producer’s job suddenly felt meaningless so I quit and my passion became to do my bit and offer our world a chance.

I knew a great source of ethical, sustainable and delicious form of protein that offers long lasting energy, keeps us full, induces our brain activity and makes us and the planet feel great! - The foods that my grandmother used to cook, and the many generations of Greek grandmothers before her: Pulses! The cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet which allowed my people to eat meat only once a month and in return offered them a happy, long and healthy life. This 'food of the poor' I believe is the real ‘Food of the Gods’ and I decided  to cook it to perfection and to share it with you in the most ethical and sustainable way possible for us and for the planet.

We all deserve access to real food; we all deserve a future.

Our ingredients

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Have you ever wondered how a simple change in your diet could lead to significant improvements in your health, help protect our planet, and make a positive impact on animal welfare? The answer lies in embracing a plant-based diet. 

In recent years, plant-based diets have surged in popularity, captivating the attention of health enthusiasts, environmental advocates, and ethical consumers alike. If you're curious about this transformative approach to eating, considering making the switch, or just thinking about implementing more plant-based foods in your diet, you're in the right place. 

This article will walk you through everything you need to know about the benefits of  a plant-based lifestyle.

What Is a Plant-Based Diet?

A plant-based diet is a dietary approach centred around consuming predominantly or exclusively plant-based  foods while minimising or eliminating animal products. 

This eating pattern prioritises fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and plant-based protein sources, such as pulses, tofu, tempeh, and seitan. 


Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

A plant-based diet offers numerous health benefits that contribute to overall well-being and longevity.

1. Heart Health

The capacity of a plant-based diet to support heart health is one of its most notable advantages. By focusing on whole, plant-derived foods while minimising or eliminating animal products, individuals can significantly reduce their intake of saturated fats and cholesterol. 

This dietary shift can lead to lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels, and a reduced risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. With plant foods rich in fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, the heart receives the nourishment it needs to thrive.


2. Weight Management

Struggling with weight management? Maybe a plant-based diet is the answer you've been looking for. Plant-based foods are naturally lower in calories and saturated fats compared to their animal-based products, making them ideal for supporting weight loss or weight maintenance efforts. 

Additionally, the high fibre content of plant foods makes you  feel full , helping to avoid overeating and support a healthy metabolism. 


3. Digestive Health

A happy gut is the foundation of good health, and a plant-based diet can help you achieve just that. Loaded with fibre, plant foods support healthy digestion by promoting regular bowel movements and preventing constipation. 

Furthermore, the diverse array of plant-based nutrients supports the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, which play a crucial role in digestive health and immune function. Say goodbye to tummy troubles and hello to digestive harmony with a plant-based approach.


Tip - Looking for a convenient and delicious way to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? There is a food brand called GAIA PULSES that specialises in cooking delicious organic pulse based stews, super grains and salads. You can find their ready to eat multi awarded dishes in all the Planet Organic stores in London or order them through Abel & Cole for delivery to the whole of the UK. 

If you live in East London, they operate a zero waste delivery service of their dishes. They cook and they send you the food with cargo bikes in their reusable containers which they refill indefinitely. They source sustainably, they soak, they sprout and they cook with care for the environment and the people who live in the city and have no time to do that. Isn't this a great way to incorporate high quality fibre and plant protein into your life?

Join us to receive healthy homemade stews every week!


4. Lower Risk of Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and certain cancers are on the rise, but a plant-based diet offers a powerful defence. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, plant foods provide the essential nutrients your body needs to ward off disease and promote longevity. 

By reducing inflammation, oxidative stress, and other underlying factors, a plant-based diet can significantly lower the risk of chronic diseases and support overall well-being.


5. Improved Blood Sugar Control

For those struggling with blood sugar control, a plant-based diet offers a lifeline. By emphasising whole, unprocessed plant foods and minimising refined carbohydrates and added sugars, individuals can stabilise blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity. 

This makes plant-based diets particularly beneficial for individuals with diabetes or at risk of developing the condition. With the power of plants on your side, you can take control of your blood sugar and enjoy greater vitality.


6. Enhanced Mental Health

The connection between diet and mental health is undeniable, and a plant-based diet offers a mood-boosting boost. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, plant foods nourish the brain and support cognitive function. 

Furthermore, the absence of inflammatory animal products can help reduce inflammation in the brain, which has been linked to depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. By fueling your body with plant-based goodness, you can cultivate a positive mindset and enjoy greater mental well-being.


7. Longevity

Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life, right? With a plant-based diet, you can increase your chances of achieving just that. By reducing the risk of chronic diseases and promoting overall health and vitality, plant-based diets have been linked to increased longevity and improved quality of life in later years. 

With each plant-based meal, you're investing in your future health and longevity, ensuring that you can enjoy all that life has to offer for years to come.

Adopting a plant-based diet has several health advantages and enables you to improve the environment and your own health. You may live a long, healthy life on a plant-based diet by giving priority to whole, plant-derived foods and including a range of nutrient-rich options in your meals.


Summary: 

In this article, we have discussed the various benefits of adopting a plant-based diet. It highlights how such a dietary shift can lead to improvements in heart health, weight management, digestive health, and blood sugar control. Additionally, it emphasizes the role of plant-based foods in lowering the risk of chronic diseases, enhancing mental health, and promoting longevity. The article concludes by encouraging individuals to prioritize whole, plant-derived foods and incorporate a variety of nutrient-rich options into their meals to reap the numerous health advantages associated with a plant-based lifestyle.

Even if you don’t make the switch completely, it definitely will be beneficial if you implement more plants and pulses into your diet!

We can make it easy for you!

gaiapulses.com


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