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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Vegan Sources of BCAAs and Their Effectiveness

If you love working out and enjoy researching the best sports nutrition supplements for crushing your fitness goals, you’ve undoubtedly heard about BCAAs. BCAA supplements are incredibly popular, promising a variety of benefits for exercise performance and recovery. As a vegan, you’ve probably found yourself wondering what the best vegan

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Flax Seeds vs. Hemp Seeds – Is One Better?

Flax seeds and hemp seeds are both popular sources of healthy fats. Most people use them to get a boost of omega-3 fats, but which, if either, of these tiny seeds is better? Is one more nutritious, and can they be used interchangeably? In this post, I’ll discuss how flax

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Are Nature Valley Bars Vegan? The Surprising Answer

Nature Valley granola bars are a classic, convenient snack providing a quick boost of energy during hikes, on the way to work, or as part of a school lunch. If you’re new to veganism, you may be wondering if these popular granola bars fit into a vegan diet. Are any

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

The Benefits of Coconut Yogurt, Explained by a Dietitian

With the rise in popularity of plant-based diets, many people are looking for nutritious, great-tasting alternatives to dairy products. Coconut yogurt is a popular choice thanks to its creamy texture, but you may wonder how it stacks up nutritionally.  What are the health benefits of coconut yogurt? Does it provide

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

10 Vegan Probiotic Foods for Better Health

When thinking about our gut health, the first probiotic-rich food that comes to mind is often yogurt. As a dairy product, this is a no-go for people following a vegan diet. Fortunately, there are some great vegan probiotic foods available!  From tangy sauerkraut to savory miso, I’ll show you some

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

The Best Probiotic for Vegans, Hand-Picked by a Dietitian

Often recommended for their potential digestive health, immunity, and mood-boosting benefits, probiotics are some of the most popular dietary supplements. Supplement labels can be complicated, however, making it difficult to know what to look for. Choosing a probiotic can be even more difficult for vegans considering the need to avoid

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Are Probiotics Vegan? Effective?

If you’re interested in improving your gut health as a vegan, you’ve likely come across probiotic supplements as an intriguing option. It seems like everyone is recommending them, but are probiotics vegan-friendly?  They may appear plant-based at first glance, but every vegan knows that animal-derived ingredients can lurk in the

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Vegan Recipes

Sticky Sesame Tempeh (Vegan)

This luscious Sticky Sesame Tempeh will turn you into a tempeh lover! Inspired by sesame chicken, this plant-based sticky tempeh is less sweet than the original version while still bursting with flavor. Serve over rice and vegetables for a nutritious dinner or meal prep for lunches! As a registered dietitian,

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Does Vegan Cheese Have Cholesterol?

If you typically consume dairy products, you may be wondering if switching to vegan cheese can help lower your cholesterol levels. If you already follow a vegan diet and have high cholesterol, you may be wondering if your favorite vegan cheeses are to blame. If so, you’re not alone. The

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