Is Violife Cheese Healthy? 7 Things You Should Know

As a vegan of 14 years, I’m always happy to see more “vegan cheese” options arrive in stores. But just because something is vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Today, let’s look in-depth at one vegan cheese brand—Violife—and see how it stacks up nutritionally. Violife vegan cheese has similar amounts of calories, saturated fat, and sodium … Read more

Is Fried Tofu Healthy? 5 Things You Should Know

Fried food is notoriously unhealthy. But what if you fry a healthy food like tofu? Do the pros outweigh the cons? Or is it just as bad as any other fried food? Basically, is fried tofu healthy? Fried tofu is high in protein and lower in saturated fat than most meat. However, it is high … Read more

Are Black Bean Burgers Healthy? 8 Things to Know

It seems like everyone today wants to debate whether “fake meat” is healthy. But the actual truth is that some of it is, and some of it isn’t. We need to be more precise with our questions. So today we’re looking closer at black bean burgers. Are they healthy? Black bean burgers are lower in … Read more

Are Ramen Noodles Healthy Without the Seasoning Packet?

I used to eat ramen noodles without the seasoning all the time. I figured it’s at least lower in sodium that way, and hey—it’s cheap and tasty! But eventually, I realized the problem with ramen noodles goes much deeper than the seasoning packet. Ramen noodles without the seasoning packet are still unhealthy. Compared to regular … Read more

Is Macadamia Milk Healthy? 6 Things You Should Know

When it comes to nut milk, the most popular choice is almond milk. But is it really the best? Recently, macadamia milk has been making a splash. In fact, it was dubbed “Best Overall” Non-Dairy Milk of 2021 from Very Well Fit for its creamy taste. But is it a healthy choice, too? Macadamia milk … Read more

Is Kettle Corn Healthy? 9 Things You Should Know

Popcorn is often mentioned as a healthy, low-calorie snack option. But it really comes down to the details. We all know that movie theater popcorn with extra butter isn’t healthy. So where does kettle corn fit into the picture? Is kettle corn healthy? Kettle corn contains whole grain popcorn with some fiber. However, all the … Read more

Is Propel Water Healthy? 13 Things You Should Know

One time, I had to go to the hospital for heat exhaustion due to “salt depletion.” Ever since then, I’m much more aware of replenishing my electrolytes after sweating! However, I’m still a bit cautious about drinks like Propel… Why is that? Is Propel bad for you? Propel is a sugar-free, zero-calorie, and caffeine-free sports … Read more

Is Lightlife Healthy? Everything You Need to Know

I remember when I went vegan 14 years ago, they had Lightlife products at my local Walmart. It was one of the only meatless brands I could find. I’ve had it many times over the years. But how does this classic brand stack up nutritionally? Is Lightlife healthy? Lightlife products are lower in calories, saturated … Read more