There is a lot of confusion about what a plant based diet is, and what food it includes. People ask: is a “plant based diet” primarily plants and some animal proteins, or all plants. There isn’t a centralized page or official organization to find a definition; therefore, we have to look to where and how […]
Does cross contamination on a grill make something “not vegan”?
Many restaurants are adopting vegan options on their menu, which is a great thing for those following a plant-based diet and/or vegan lifestyle. While it matters how these products are prepared, does it matter if they share the same grill when it comes to the vegan label? The news is full of articles about complaints […]
Can you get omega 3’s on a vegan diet? How you can get ALA, DHA, and EPA from non-animal sources
The notion that you cannot obtain omega 3 fatty acids on vegan diet is simply false. This is supported by well established and accepted scientific literature that will be linked for your review below. Why is this even a question? Celebrity Miley Cyrus claimed that she was abandoning a veganism (or more likely a plant-based […]
Vegan myths busted: Weak and tired on a plant based diet
Are you worried that you will be too tired for exercise on a plant-based diet? Click the title to read more about how energy is not an issue when eating plants.
Cheap Vegan Chili recipe (Low fat, oil free) – but still rich, filling, and expensive tasting
In a fun thread on Vegan Twitter a couple weeks ago, there was a claim about how expensive vegan chili was to make. That making a pot of chili cost $36. It turns out that other costs, such as gas and utensils were included in the financials. However, it made me realize that I should […]
Tips for going vegan: your first steps towards a plant-based diet
Are you just getting started on a vegan diet? Want to go plant-based but don’t know where to start? Here are a few tips to get you going on your new lifestyle. It’s easier than what you might think!
Is vegetarian/vegan weight loss possible? (Plant Based FAQ)
Question synopsis: The following question is edited for length. Every time I read about someone who had lost a lot of weight, they always lost weight on some sort of high-protein, low(er) carb diet. So it seems like those kinds of diets are a lot more effective than vegetarian/vegan diets when it comes to weight loss. […]
Vegan Myths Busted: All vegans hate meat… it’s ridiculous to make fake meat!
One of the most ridiculous statements I see on a fairly regular basis is the (probable non-vegan) chastising the article about fake meat. They say it’s ridiculous to have such a product because “vegans hate meat! Why make something that’s just like meat? Why not just eat meat!” This statement is so misled (if it’s […]
Is consuming fermented soy (like tempeh or miso) harmful or beneficial? What about soy?
Eating a 100% plant-based diet, I have certainly consumed my share of tempeh and enjoy benefits of consuming this fermented food. Fermented soy products have some health benefits, and in fact are some of the “safer” soy products as long as you stick with non-GMO and stick fermented or perhaps sprouted products. Miso and natto […]