Can Everyone Be Vegan? 13 Medical Conditions That May Prevent It

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

Can a Vegan Diet Cause Brain Fog or Memory Loss?

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?

Vegan Omega-3 vs Fish Oil: Are Algae Omegas Better Than Fish?

Many people think omega-3 fats only come from fish—but this is not the case. Algae also contain omega-3 fats. And in fact, fish get all their omega-3s from algae originally. So how does an omega-3 source like algae oil actually compare to fish oil? Algae omega-3s offer the same benefits as fish oil. Omega-3s from … Read more Vegan Omega-3 vs Fish Oil: Are Algae Omegas Better Than Fish?

Does Tempeh Need to Be Cooked? Can It Be Eaten Raw?

Tempeh is one of my favorite ingredients. It packs a crazy amount of protein for a vegan option. But there is some confusion when it comes to tempeh, probiotics, and whether this food needs to be cooked. So let’s set things straight. Pasteurized, store-bought tempeh does not need to be cooked. Only unpasteurized tempeh needs … Read more Does Tempeh Need to Be Cooked? Can It Be Eaten Raw?

How Are B12 Supplements Made? Where Does B12 Come From?

Okay, let’s do some myth busting: Vitamin B12 isn’t made by animals. It’s actually created by bacteria and their close microscopic cousin, archaea. But if bacteria make B12, why are animal foods the most well-known source? And what goes into B12 supplements anyway? B12 supplements are made by allowing bacterial cultures to ferment and naturally … Read more How Are B12 Supplements Made? Where Does B12 Come From?

Nutritional Yeast vs Brewer’s Yeast: What’s the Difference?

I’ll just start this post by saying: I love nutritional yeast. I put it on everything. Recently I started hearing about Brewer’s Yeast, too. At first, it seemed confusingly similar to nutritional yeast. So what are the actual differences between the two? Nutritional yeast and brewer’s yeast are both made of the same fungus, Saccharomyces … Read more Nutritional Yeast vs Brewer’s Yeast: What’s the Difference?

Vegan Constipation? Here Are 3 Remedies For Quick Relief

The definition of constipation is when you have less than 3 bowel movements per week. After speaking with dozens of vegans about this, I’ve found that most vegans are actually going more like 3 times per day! But that doesn’t apply to everyone. Vegan constipation can happen due to inadequate intake of fiber or water, … Read more Vegan Constipation? Here Are 3 Remedies For Quick Relief

Are Soy Curls Healthy? (And Are They a Whole Food?)

Butler Soy Curls are a vegan meat substitute that I’ve come to love. They’re essentially just dehydrated strips of soy protein. They taste great and are pretty easy to prepare. But are they healthy? Soy Curls are generally considered healthy. They are made from non-GMO, whole soybeans without chemical pesticides, preservatives, or additives. They’re also … Read more Are Soy Curls Healthy? (And Are They a Whole Food?)