I used to eat Larabars all the time. I’d buy them at airports and gas stations often. I loved their simple ingredients and how most flavors don’t have processed oil, sugar, or flour. But are they actually as healthy as they look at first glance? Larabars are indeed healthier than most snack bars. They don’t … Read more Are Larabars Healthy? Here’s What I Didn’t Realize at First
Did you know: Almost half of the world’s mangos are grown in one country… India. And the people of India have found more than a few ways to use mangos in their cuisine! They actually use the mango seed in several dishes. What’s that, you say? Mango seeds are edible? Mango seeds can indeed be … Read more Can You Eat Mango Seeds? [Benefits and Side Effects]
We’ve all experienced it… You get on the scale in the morning, and somehow, your weight is up 3 pounds from yesterday. Luckily, it’s not 3 pounds of fat you gained overnight. It’s likely water weight after a high-sodium meal. But how long will this sodium stay in your system? Excess sodium from a high-salt … Read more How Long Does It Take Sodium to Leave the Body?
Everybody knows water is good for you—but sometimes, it just doesn’t sit right in your stomach. Whether this is an ongoing issue for you, or a recent development, let’s look at some possible reasons why water makes you nauseous and what you can do about it. If drinking water makes you nauseous, try adding flavors, … Read more Why Does Drinking Water Make Me Nauseous?
I remember a few times I got a stomach ache after eating green, unripe bananas. Later, I realized that more ripe bananas didn’t cause the same problem, so I made the switch and didn’t look back… But only recently did I learn the explanation for this issue. Unripe bananas cause stomach pain for some people … Read more Why Do I Have Stomach Pains After Eating Bananas?
Did you know that vegans naturally tend to eat ~600 calories less per day than meat-eaters? Yep. It’s no secret that a plant-based diet can help with healthy, sustainable weight-loss. But despite that fact, it doesn’t always take you all the way to your goals straight away. Vegan weight loss plateaus often occur for the … Read more Vegan Weight Loss Plateau? 3 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
This is a huge frustration for ethical vegans: You’re trying to convince someone to go vegan… when they say they “can’t” for health reasons. It shuts down the conversation because you honestly don’t have the knowledge to refute it. But are these health claims legit? No medical condition is known to absolutely prevent being vegan. … Read more Can Everyone Be Vegan? 13 Medical Conditions That May Prevent It
The Raw Til 4 lifestyle is a version of the high-carb vegan diet, which emphasizes eating a whole lot of fruit. But while this unique diet promises boundless energy and a lean physique, unfortunately that outcome isn’t true for everyone. Why is that? Raw Till 4 weight gain is usually an issue of portion sizes … Read more Why Is Raw Till 4 Weight Gain So Common?
Some people are amazed after they go vegan. They’re eating bigger portions… but they’re still losing weight. This is great if you want to slim down, but you might be concerned whether you’re getting enough calories. Vegans may need more calories to maintain weight—due to more fiber, water, flavonoids, and arginine in their diet (among … Read more Do Vegans Need More Calories?
Brain fog is the general inability to access memories or perform cognitive tasks. It can feel like everything is hazy—or like you’re groggy, even though you’ve been awake all day. Brain fog can have many causes, but it’s often linked to our diet. Vegan diets do not typically cause brain fog or memory loss. However, … Read more Can a Vegan Diet Cause Brain Fog or Memory Loss?