If you’re new to veganism or are looking for ways to reduce your sugar intake, you’ve probably heard of stevia as a great calorie-free alternative. But as any vegan knows, animal-based ingredients are commonplace in all sorts of products and may not be obvious. There are also many misconceptions about the safety of various sweeteners.
Cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are some of the most concerning health conditions associated with aging. Healthy brain function is vital for maintaining quality of life as we age, but sometimes it seems like memory problems and other forms of cognitive decline are unavoidable. Fortunately, there are a few dietary
Vegan diets can provide more than enough protein for most people, especially when focusing on foods like tofu, tempeh, beans, nuts, and high-protein plant-based milks. Some people have higher protein needs, however, and find protein powders to be extremely helpful in meeting their protein goals. Pea protein and hemp protein are two popular plant-based protein
Many medical and health conditions can make it difficult or painful to chew, requiring significant changes to the foods you eat. A soft food diet is a great way to get the nutrition you need while easing pain, but many soft diet food lists focus on animal foods like cottage cheese or eggs. Are there
Protein powders have been popular supplements for a long time, but hemp protein is a relatively new plant-based addition to grocery store shelves and online marketplaces. Vegans, plant-based eaters, and individuals simply looking to reduce their consumption of animal products may wonder whether hemp protein is as effective as whey for building muscle. Others may
Stephanie Wells, MS, RD, LD, ACSM-CPT
Welcome to the blog! I’m a registered dietitian with 9+ years of personal experience following a vegan diet. I am so excited to share evidence-based nutrition information with you so that you too can thrive on a vegan, 100% plant-based diet!