I loved orange soda growing up, and one of my favorite brands was Fanta. When I went vegan, I had to look more critically at some of the foods I used to love and eat constantly. So I was interested to research right away if I could keep drinking Fanta. Is Fanta vegan? Fanta is … Read more Is Fanta Vegan? (Orange Fanta, Lemon Fanta, Fanta Zero, & More)
There is so much contradicting information out there about what ingredients are vegans. Add to that the fact that some ingredients aren’t labeled as to whether they come from animals or plants. It’s rarely black and white. So what about Powerade and other sports drinks? Is Powerade vegan? Powerade is generally considered vegan. It contains … Read more Is Powerade Vegan? (Which Flavors? What About Powerade Zero?)
I recently heard someone say that most of the vegans she knows have bad breath (or as the medical world says, “halitosis”). I also remember seeing one guy online once say that his wife started complaining of his bad breath after he went vegan. Does any research exist to back up this claim that vegans … Read more Do Vegans Have Bad Breath?
Why be vegan? And specifically, what are the ethical reasons to be vegan? As someone who has been vegan for over 13 years, been a vegan activist, and talked to many people about vegan ethics, I can help lay out the common arguments for you. Here are the 13 common ethical arguments for veganism I’ll … Read more Vegan Ethics: An Overview of Moral Arguments for Veganism
I’ve been vegan for the past 13 years, and people often tell me I look young for my age. But is my vegan diet what’s kept me looking young? Or do I just have a “baby face”? I decided to research whether vegans usually age slower or faster than meat-eaters. Here’s what I found. Vegans … Read more Do Vegans Age Faster or Slower? What the Science Says
I’ve been hearing from a lot of vegans about the Liberation Pledge. It’s a commitment that more and more vegans are making to try to maximize their impact for the animals. So, what is the Liberation Pledge? Adherents to the Liberation Pledge commit to (1) being vegan, (2) not sitting where animals are being eaten, … Read more What Is the Liberation Pledge? Should You Take It?
If you’re trying to learn about high carb low fat (HCLF) vegan diets, you’ve come to the right place. I have a few years of experience with eating HCLF vegan in the past and, more recently, quitting it. (I’m still vegan, but not fully HCLF. I’ll share why.) In addition, the nutritional debates around HCLF … Read more The Ultimate Guide to HCLF Vegan Diets (High Carb Low Fat)
So, you’re thinking you want to stop eating meat, but you’re not sure how far you want to go: vegan or just vegetarian? Personally, I was vegetarian for two years before I went vegan—and I’ve now been vegan for twelve years. So I have some perspective on both! Here are five reasons to go vegan … Read more Why Vegan Instead of Vegetarian? 5 Key Reasons.
Some people struggle with constant hunger as a new vegan. But this doesn’t have to be an issue that ruins you! I’ve been vegan for 12 years now, and I can speak from experience with the following suggestions on how to get full and stay full as a vegan. Here are 11 tips for staying … Read more Always Hungry as a Vegan? 11 Tips to Stay Full
How can you convince your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife to go vegan with you? As someone who has seen this process happen quite a few times, I do have some thoughts about this. So, how do you get your partner to go vegan? Give your partner experiences and information to help them see the … Read more “My Partner Won’t Go Vegan”: 5 Ninja Tips to Convert Them