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.
A lot of vegans will tout nutritional yeast as a good natural source of vitamin B12. What they dont realize is that the B12 found in nutritional yeast is actually a supplement and NOT natural.
After iron, zinc is the most abundant mineral in our bodies. It is found in literally ever part of the body but has the biggest concentrations in the eyes and prostate. Which is why zinc deficiency can cause vision problems and (in men) fertility problems. Symptoms of zinc deficiency include fatigue, mental lethargy, diarrhea, skin lesions, white spots on nails, and slow wound healing. There are many vegan sources of zinc. However, these vegan zinc sources also contain high levels of antinutrients which block zinc absorption. So, some of those zinc foods might not be such good sources of zinc after all.
You want to lose weight or get healthier, so you make a resolution to go on a diet. You start out strong but, usually within a week, you suddenly find yourself back in your old bad dietary habits. Don’t feel too guilty about this. It is really hard to break bad habits with willpower alone. However, if you use 5 Tricks to Break Bad Habit, you’ll have a better chance at reaching your goals.
Vegan Omega 3 fatty acids play a role in every cell in the body. Omega 3 makes up cell membranes, keeps the nervous system functioning, keeps cholesterol levels in check, and staves off inflammation. There are so many health benefits associated with Omega 3 that it is no surprise how much hype the nutrient is now getting.
Eating healthy is really important to me, especially since I have a young daughter. Which is why I dedicated a section in Vegan Made Easy to vegan meal planning and shopping List. But I also am not going to spend hours calculating RDAs, bioavailability, and nutrient interactions each time I make dinner! So, how do …