Sometimes it isn’t enough to eat a balanced variety of real, unprocessed foods in order to be a healthy vegan. Follow these 10 steps and you are definitely on your path to optimal vegan health.
There is no denying that algae is one of the true vegetarian super foods. Depending on the type of algae, it can be loaded with iron, calcium, iodine, and many other important nutrients for. But there is still a lot of controversy around whether algae is a good source of vitamin B12 for vegetarians and vegans. Here is what the experts have to say on the issue.
The question that vegetarians and vegans are constantly being asked is “How do you get protein?” As annoying as this question is (no one cared about how you got protein before you went veg!), you can’t blame the general public for mistakenly thinking that the vegan diet is lacking in protein. The meat industry has been very influential in getting people to think that meat = protein. For a long time, the government even promoted meat as one of the food groups to eat every day.
Whenever anyone asks me for advice on going vegan, or even just to start eating healthier, this is what I tell them: Buy a few vegan cookbooks and try at least one new recipe every week. Over time, you will build up a repertoire of vegan recipes and you won’t feel like you are “missing out” on anything.
I recently just got back from another trip abroad, making my country total rack up to 21. In short, I’ve got itchy feet and love to travel. Being completely lost in a country where I don’t understand more than 3 words of the language makes me absolutely giddy with delight. But I’m also a vegetarian, so I’m constantly getting asked how to stay vegan while traveling abroad and how to stick with it.
Whether your motivations for going vegan are ethical, political, or health-related, it isn’t always easy to carry out your lifestyle decision. Here are 5 tips which can make it easier for you to transition from an omnivore to a vegan:
What is a Vegan? The simple answer to this question is “a person who does not consume or use products from animals.” That means no meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs, butter, gelatin, honey, or Red Dye #40 (along with a slew of other ingredients which are made from animals or animal derivatives). It also means no wool, leather, and other non-food animal products.