Are Hash Browns Healthy? It All Depends on This.

Hash browns are made of potatoes, and potatoes are vegetables… That means hash browns are healthy, right? Or are they unhealthy because they’re oily and salty? Well, you might be surprised. Hash browns can be quite healthy when prepared without oil or butter, and with added vegetables. They can actually be ideal for weight loss. … Read more

Is Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese Healthy?

Most people have heard a vegan diet is healthy. And so, they assume “vegan cheese” must be healthy, too. But what is vegan cheese actually made of? Today, we’re looking at one of the leading brands and asking: Is Follow Your Heart cheese good for you? Follow Your Heart cheese is not very healthy. Its … Read more

Are Hippeas Healthy? [More Sugar Than Cheetos]

I won’t lie—Hippeas are delicious. My mom brought some on a family trip last year, and I pretty much ate the whole bag before anyone else could have any… That said, I felt kind of disgusted with myself afterward! Hippeas are healthier than most “puff” snacks, with around half the sodium, 3x the fiber, and … Read more

Almond Milk and Bodybuilding: 5 Things You Should Know

Did you know that a cup of almond milk only contains ~4 almonds? It’s true. Almond milk is mostly just water. That said, how does it stack up against other “milks” from a bodybuilding perspective? Is almond milk good for bodybuilding? Almond milk is a good choice for bodybuilders while cutting, as the unsweetened version … Read more

Popcorn and Bodybuilding: All Your Questions Answered

Popcorn is legit my favorite food—I’m not exaggerating at all. So, as I’ve gone through my journey with weight-lifting, I’ve definitely eaten a bunch of it. I’ve fit it into my macros during cuts and bulks, and I’ve researched how it stacks up against other snack foods. Popcorn is a great food to include in … Read more

Is Gardein Healthy? Everything You Need to Know

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 Daiya Cheese 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

Are Boca Burgers 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