Why Do I Have Stomach Pains After Eating Bananas?

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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?

Vegan Weight Loss Plateau? 3 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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

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?