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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Is Soy Sauce Vegan? Is it Healthy? A Dietitian Explains

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!

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31 Vegan Foods High in Biotin (Vitamin B7)

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.

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Ultimate List of Vegan High Calorie Foods

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.

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Is Canola Oil Vegan? Is It Healthy?

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.

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Your Guide to Vegan Fats (And Which Are The Healthiest)

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.

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Is Calcium Carbonate Vegan? A Dietitian’s Guide

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.

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

What Does Tofu Taste Like? [The Ultimate Flavor Guide]

If you’re looking for ways to cut down on your meat intake, you’ve probably come across tofu as a commonly used meat alternative or plant-based protein.

But does tofu actually taste good? Isn’t it just a bland, boring protein that vegetarians and vegans eat only because they have to?

If this is what you’ve heard about tofu, you’re not alone!

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Vegan Snacks and Tips for Traveling

Traveling is an amazing way to create memories with loved ones, experience new places, and interrupt the monotony of daily life that can set in all too easily. However, it can be challenging to travel as a vegan when you’re not sure what kinds of food options will be available either on your journey or once you arrive at your destination. This can add stress to what should be an exciting time, and may even prevent you from going on a dream trip.

Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to make traveling as a vegan easier! The following ideas should make it less stressful to be vegan on a trip or vacation.

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