Surprising Foods You Think Are Vegan But Aren't

Submitted by admin on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:39
Is wine vegan? What about bread? It's not always easy for a vegan to tell which foods are safe and it can be even harder for someone new to vegan eating to decide which foods are truly vegan. It's important to double-check labels and ingredient lists to avoid hidden animal-based ingredients in your foods and beverages. Here are a list of foods that aren't always vegan that you might want to watch out for.

4 Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet (and a Few Potential Drawbacks)

Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 13:57

Mention a vegan diet just a few years ago and you might have gotten an eye roll or two. For many folks, the plant-based diet—which excludes all dairy and animal products—once conjured up visions of crunchy granola and Birkenstocks. But no more. While only about 2 percent of Americans describe themselves as vegan, the diet is becoming more mainstream, with celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Beyoncé claiming to be followers (well, at least part-time).

How Vegans Can Get the Nutrients They Need

Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 13:24

One of the most challenging aspects of eating a vegan diet is ensuring that all your nutrition needs are met despite eliminating major food groups from your diet. Following a vegan diet means cutting out all animal-based foods like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy. It can feel restrictive and also be unhealthy without the proper knowledge and resources at hand.