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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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?)
Going vegan is pretty fun. The effect that healthy plant food has on your body and energy levels can be incredible. But one of the unexpected side effects for many people is how it effects your bowel movements. Vegans tend to poop more than non-vegans, due to higher fiber intake. Studies show most humans poop … Read more Do Vegans Poop More? How Many Times a Day Is Normal?
Every day, we come into contact with millions of germs. Thanks to our immune system, most of them don’t harm us. But what actually impacts the strength of our immune system? You may be wondering—does it help to switch to a healthy diet like veganism? Vegans often have a stronger immune system than the average … Read more Do Vegans Have a Stronger or Weaker Immune System?
Did you know that 80-90% of adult women have cellulite to some degree? It’s an extremely common condition—yet it’s incredibly frustrating for many. You may have tried several fixes for cellulite already. But have you considered going vegan? Early evidence suggests that a vegan diet may help reduce cellulite. Researchers have not yet tested it … Read more Can a Vegan Diet Reduce Cellulite? What Science Says
It’s commonly believed that vegans lose the ability to ever eat meat, dairy, and eggs again. You may have heard horror stories of cheeseburgers giving ex-vegans diarrhea or making them puke… But is it true? Vegans do not permanently lose the ability to digest meat, dairy, or eggs. However, temporary digestive issues may occur when … Read more Do Vegans Get Sick If They Eat Meat, Dairy, or Eggs?