When you think about vegans, what comes to mind? For some, it’s the stereotypical vegan appearance – gaunt, frail, and malnourished with wrinkled, saggy skin. Because of this image, many people worry that vegan diets don’t provide enough nutrition, are unsustainable long-term, and contribute to faster aging. But is this true? On the flip side, can a vegan diet help you live longer? In this blog post we’ll discuss vegan diets and the most up-to-date research on how they impact aging.
A well-planned vegan diet based mainly on whole and minimally processed plant foods is associated with numerous health benefits, including lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some cancers, to name a few. So why do some people start losing hair when following a vegan diet? While vegan diets themselves are not a direct cause of hair loss, a vegan diet that is not planned well may lead to hair loss.
Served as a flavorful condiment and often used in various sauces and marinades, soy sauce is a versatile ingredient used in cuisines around the world. Since soy sauce is such a popular ingredient, it’s important for vegans to consider whether soy sauce is vegan-friendly. Additionally, there are many concerns about whether soy sauce, or soy in general, is safe to consume. Read on for my take on soy sauce and how best to incorporate it in your diet!
You may have heard that biotin is essential for healthy hair, skin, and nails, but what is biotin? And where can you find vegan biotin sources? In this post we’ll discuss what biotin is, its health benefits, vegan foods high in biotin, and whether biotin supplements are helpful or not.
Many people turn to a vegan diet in an effort to lose weight, so it may seem difficult to gain weight with an exclusively plant-based eating pattern. However, gaining weight on a vegan diet is possible in most cases – you just need to know which foods to focus on.
Canola oil is a popular oil for cooking and baking and is present in many packaged foods. If you follow a vegan diet, you may be wondering whether this common ingredient is vegan-friendly and if it is a healthy oil to use.
Not all foods that appear vegan actually are, so it’s always a good idea to double check.
In this post we’ll discuss how canola oil is made, whether it’s vegan or not, potential health risks of canola oil, and health benefits.
What fats can I eat as a vegan? How much fat do I need? Do I need to avoid oil? What about palm oil?
If you’re looking for the answer to any of these questions, you’re in the right place!
In this post we will discuss the importance of eating fats, the main types of fats, which sources of fat are vegan, which of these foods are the healthiest, and nutrition recommendations for optimal fat intake on a vegan diet.
Calcium carbonate is a common ingredient in supplements and foods, but is there a way to tell whether it’s vegan? Turns out the answer is a little complicated.
Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place!
In this post we will cover what calcium carbonate is, what products contain it, how to tell whether it’s vegan, and some additional information on calcium supplements and recommendations for vegans.