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Vegan Nutrition & Health

The 3 Types of Vegans & the Healthfulness of Their Diets

At first glance, veganism seems pretty straightforward. No animals or animal products allowed, right?  But if you’ve spent much time online in vegan groups, you’ll quickly notice a spectrum of motivations and values. These differences can significantly shape a person’s food choices and the type of vegan diet they choose

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Is Nutritional Yeast Gluten-Free? (And Do Vegans Need It?)

Because there are so many hidden sources of gluten in the food supply, following a gluten-free diet can be tricky. If you have Celiac disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, it’s incredibly important to be aware of gluten-containing foods and seasonings. Nutritional yeast is a seasoning that is growing in popularity

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Natto vs. Tempeh: Comparing Two Soy Superstars

If you follow a vegan diet or are looking for ways to reduce your meat consumption, you’ve probably come across natto and tempeh as commonly mentioned sources of plant-based protein. While these foods have been popular in certain areas of Asia for hundreds of years, the Western world is just

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A Vegan Dietitian’s Guide to Non-Dairy Milk

Whether you’ve been vegan for over a decade or whether you’re slowly considering a shift toward eating fewer animal products, the non-dairy milk aisle can be overwhelming. With so many options and differing opinions online, it can be difficult to choose the best non-dairy milk for your needs. So which

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Almond Milk Versus Cashew Milk: A Dietitian’s Comparison

Almond milk and cashew milk are two options in a sea of non-dairy milk alternatives. Almond milk has long been an incredibly popular choice, but perhaps you’re wondering if there’s a better option out there. Could cashew milk be the answer? In this post, I’ll discuss how these non-dairy milks

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Oat Milk vs. Rice Milk – Is One Healthier?

As the demand for dairy alternatives continues to rise, plant-based milk alternatives have exploded. Oat milk is one of the most popular with newcomers to the dairy-free lifestyle, but rice milk is a classic with a dedicated fan base. When choosing between oat milk vs. rice milk, how can you

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Oat Milk vs. Coconut Milk – How Do They Compare?

With so many plant-based milks available in the grocery store, it can be difficult to know whether you’re making the best choice for you and your family. Ever stood with the refrigerated doors open for far too long, trying to decide between oat milk vs. coconut milk? You’re not alone!

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Is Soy Lecithin Vegan? Is it Safe?

Like many eagle-eyed vegans, you may have noticed soy lecithin frequently popping up in the ingredient list on your favorite packaged foods. Is soy lecithin vegan, and is it safe to consume? Why is it added to so many foods? In this post, I’ll shed some light on whether soy

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Is Guar Gum Vegan? (And Why It’s in Your Coconut Milk)

Guar gum is one of those ingredients that you see on a food label and wonder what the heck it is and why it’s added to so many foods. For vegans, it’s an ingredient that can cause confusion as to whether foods that otherwise appear plant-based are actually vegan or

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