Last year, I went about a month eating a block of tofu every single day. It was pretty enjoyable, actually, and it seemed to help my strength training. But I eventually decided to cut back. Why? In this post, I’ll share the research that made me decide to limit my tofu consumption a bit. I’ll … Read more Eating a Block of Tofu a Day: How Much Tofu Is Too Much?
Gardein is one of the leading brands of so-called “fake meat” on the market today. They have a wide range of products, including plant-based jerky (!), along with veggies burgers, “meatless chick’n strips,” and more. But are Gardein meat alternatives actually healthy? Gardein products are generally considered healthier than meat due to their low saturated … Read more Is Gardein Healthy? Everything You Need to Know
With all the vegan health and weight loss transformations you see out there, some people assume all vegan food is healthy. But what about fake meats like vegan hot dogs? Are vegan hot dogs actually healthy? Vegan hot dogs have less saturated fat, more fiber, and more protein than regular hot dogs. Regular hot dogs … Read more Are Vegan Hot Dogs Healthy? Everything You Need to Know
A plant-based diet can transform your health when it’s done correctly. But that doesn’t mean every “vegan” alternative food is healthy. Today, let’s look at the popular vegan cheese brand Daiya… Is Daiya cheese healthy? Daiya cheese is not very healthy. It’s made mainly of processed starch and refined oil, and it has a similar … Read more Is Daiya Cheese Healthy? Everything You Need to Know
Nowadays, there are hundreds of veggie burgers on the market to choose from. But one of the most popular choices remains the classic Boca Burger. They’re advertised as a healthy alternative to real hamburgers. But are they actually good for you? Boca Burgers are low in calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol, while being high in … Read more Are Boca Burgers Healthy? Everything You Need to Know
Eggs are a common ingredient in cakes and baked goods. But are there typically eggs in bread? Well, I’ve been avoiding eggs for 13 years as a vegan—and for this blog post, I took the time to research 90 bread recipes to give you the best answer possible. The following kinds of bread are typically … Read more Are There Eggs in Bread? [90 Bread Recipes Analyzed]
Going vegan can result in different side effects for different people. While some people feel hungry all the time as a new vegan, others lose their appetite all together. Why is this? Loss of appetite among vegans can be caused by adjusting to the extra fiber and bulk, a lack of exciting food options, zinc … Read more Loss of Appetite as a Vegan: Here Are 9 Tips to Fix It
Acid reflux is one of the many conditions that a vegan diet is often touted for relieving. You can find success stories of vegans who say their GERD vanished on a plant-based diet. But if so, why does a vegan diet seem to cause heartburn for some other people? Vegan heartburn is often caused by … Read more Vegan Heartburn: 9 Tips for Acid Reflux Relief as a Vegan
Going vegan can come with surprises. Have you been noticing any changes in your bowel movements? If so, this is normal. As a vegan with 13 years of experience helping others transition to this lifestyle, I can guide you through these changes. Today let’s talk about poop color. Vegans do not consistently have a specific … Read more Can a Vegan Diet Change the Color of Your Poop?
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