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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Does Soy Milk Cause Acne? A Dietitian Answers

Acne is a frustrating, inconvenient, often painful, and potentially embarrassing skin issue that affects many people even after their teenage years. Understandably, dietary strategies for attaining clear skin are highly sought after. One of the most common suggestions online for preventing acne is to cut out dairy. If you’ve replaced

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Hair Loss and Vegan Diets – What You Need to Know

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.

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Is Tofu Vegan? What to Look Out For

If you’re new to a vegan diet, deciphering food labels and figuring out which foods are vegan-friendly can be overwhelming. Even when a certain food seems straightforward, surprising animal-based ingredients may be used to produce it. Tofu is a popular source of protein, but is tofu always okay for vegans?

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Vegan Sources of Iodine – Are Supplements Necessary?

Iodine is an essential nutrient for thyroid function, yet it’s often overlooked in vegan diets. If we want to fuel our bodies appropriately and support the long-term sustainability of veganism, iodine is a nutrient we need to be aware of.  Are there any good vegan sources of iodine? Do vegans

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Is Almond Breeze Vegan? Is It Nutritious?

Almond milk has been a popular choice among vegans, plant-based eaters, and flexitarians for years, and Almond Breeze is one of the most well-known brands.  But is Almond Breeze truly vegan? It’s common for seemingly vegan-friendly foods to contain surprising animal products or byproducts, so it’s important to do your

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Are Energy Drinks Vegan? What to Look For

If you’re looking for something to help you power through a late-night study session or tough workout, you may be interested in energy drinks.  These drinks can be a little confusing for vegans, however, as many contain unfamiliar ingredients that may or may not be vegan-friendly.  So are energy drinks

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Vegan Creatine Sources for Optimal Performance

Creatine is an incredibly popular sports nutrition supplement among all types of fitness enthusiasts, but you may be wondering if supplementation is the only way to go as a vegan. Are there any plant-based foods that contain creatine?  If this question has you stumped, I’ve got you covered! As a

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

The Best Vegan Sources of Selenium, Ranked by a Dietitian

If you’re new to veganism, knowing how to get the right balance of nutrients can feel overwhelming. It’s challenging enough learning what foods to eat, but getting the right nutrition is essential for sustaining a vegan diet long-term. Selenium is one nutrient you may have heard is difficult for vegans

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Is Xanthan Gum Vegan? Is it Healthy?

You’re analyzing the ingredient list of a delicious-looking product at the grocery store, trying to determine whether it’s vegan or not. Everything looks good until you get to xanthan gum. What exactly is this ingredient, and is it okay for vegans to eat? If you’re also wondering whether xanthan gum

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