Is Soy Good or Bad for Us?

As a vegan, there is absolutely no reason why you have to eat soy foods like tofu, soy milk, or any of the zillion mock meat products that are soy-based. But, chances are that you will end up eating a lot of soy products as a vegan. Since soy factors so heavily into the vegan …

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Tryptophan: Crucial For A Vegan Diet

Tryptophan: An Essential Amino Acid Tryptophan (referred to as T) is among one of nine essential amino acids that our body is unable to prepare. First of all, T is absolutely necessary for normal growth and development of infants. Moreover, T is also responsible for nitrogen balance in adults. Tryptophan (T) is also a precursor to niacin and serotonin. …

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6 Things Every Vegan Should Know about Calcium

As a vegan, you probably get asked about how you get protein all the time. Few people will ask you about where you get your calcium. While there are plenty of plant-based sources of calcium and fortified foods which contain calcium, the scary truth is that many vegans may not be meeting their calcium requirements. Here are some important facts you need to know about calcium as a vegan.

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7 Healthy Sources of Fat from Plants

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States and the obesity epidemic is spreading throughout the world. Because of this, a lot of people are taking steps to cut fat from their diets. What they don’t realize is that cutting fat from your diet can actually harm your health.

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Vegan Dog Food Nutrition: Guide to Feeding Your Dog a Vegan Diet

If you are vegan, then you might have an ethical dilemma in feeding your companion animal conventional dog food made from meat and animal ingredients. It is completely possible to feed a dog an all-vegan diet, and there are many vegan dog food brands. However, it will take a bit more planning and consideration to keep your dog healthy on a vegan diet. Here is what you need to know about vegan nutrition for dogs and the top vegan dog food brands.

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The 4 Biggest Soy Myths Debunked

Depending on whom you ask, soy is either a superfood which is rich in protein and other nutrients, or it is dangerous substance which will destroy your healthy. With so much conflicting information, what are you supposed to think about soy? To help clear the air, here are some of the most popular myths and misconceptions about soy and the truth behind them.

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Why Fortified Foods Are Not a Good Source of Calcium

I find it interesting how many health articles refer to things like soy milk and orange juice as “sources of calcium.”  Fortified foods might be one way to get calcium, but they are not natural sources and, for the following reasons, are probably not the best option for meeting your calcium RDAs.

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