I’m a vegan sportsperson. I regularly play a variety of sports and I run, sometimes competitively, and have done since I was a child, and I coach sport at a national level to both kids and adults, and work in…
Protein and amino acid deficiency in vegans is rare, and the idea that protein needs to come from animal products is a misconception. Eating a wide variety of foods high in vegan protein ensures an adequate intake of essential amino acids.
Well-planned vegan diets are suitable for all stages of life (including pregnancy, lactation, and infancy) and they may also aid in the prevention of certain diseases. Adequate nutrient and caloric intake are crucial for making sure your pregnancy is as healthy as it can possibly be.
There are certain facts that are beginning to be widely accepted about the health risks related to our high dependency on meat, eggs and dairy, and about the benefits of a diet free from such high-cholesterol, zero-fiber ingredients.
The continuing debate over how much protein the average person needs has done little to change our interest in it. And it's not surprising, when you think that protein is one of the basic building blocks of life.
Calcium is an essential nutrient in our diet. But not all calcium is equal. Did you know that although animal milks have calcium in them, they also leach calcium from the bones? Thankfully, there are plenty of calcium-rich plants to get this essential nutrient from, and we’ve provided a list to get you started.
For those who are considering adopting a vegan diet, one of the most common concerns is whether a diet that includes only plant foods can be nutritionally adequate, and provide sufficient levels of vitamins and minerals.
When it comes to the use of animal products for ‘healthy bones,’ it seems that many consumers might unknowingly be doing their bodies more harm than good. Although animal milks do contain calcium, they also leach calcium from our bones.