Vegan Diet

Milk Replacers That Can Be Used In the Vegan Diet

Posted on April 09, 2013 by Lance M.

Milk is often considered to be a staple of the average American’s diet, but did you know that the milk replacer industry is booming? This is great for those of us who follow the vegan diet. The Wall Street Journal recently replaced a report on the extraordinary growth of non dairy milk substitutes, and the […]

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The Vegan Diet & Cooking Oil

Posted on April 04, 2013 by Lance M.

Think about how much would be missing from our vegan diet without the presence of cooking oil. Sautéed vegetables, marinades, even fried mozzarella sticks would be gone. Granted, that last one isn’t the most heart friendly treat, but for an occasional indulgence, it works just fine. When it comes to the vegan diet, the number […]

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The Vegan Diet & the Protein and Calcium Myth

Posted on April 02, 2013 by Lance M.

We’ve talked before about some of the myths that surround the vegan diet. One of the biggest ones is that vegans don’t get enough protein and calcium in their diet, but the truth is that protein and calcium can be found in hundreds of plant based sources. How do you separate fact from fiction? Read […]

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Animal Byproducts That Like to Make Spontaneous Appearances

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Lance M.

The good news is that in today’s age, there is a vegan diet friendly option for almost any kind of food, or two, or five. However, it’s still a good idea for you to stay up to date on animal byproducts that can pop up foods we use every day. We don’t need them or […]

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The Vegan Diet : Separating Fact From Fiction

Posted on March 26, 2013 by Lance M.

The majority of Americans tend to follow the meat and potatoes diet. Many of these individuals know very little about the vegan diet, and as such, there are a lot of rumors and misinformation surrounding it. Here, I’d like to address the top 5 most common myths I hear about the vegan diet on a […]

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An Overview of the Raw Food Vegan Diet Plan

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Lance M.

The raw food vegan diet plan is slightly different from traditional veganism. The philosophy behind this diet and lifestyle is for a person to eat foods as nature intended, which primarily means uncooked. In this case, it means consuming foods that are raw or lightly cooked. This diet is more strict that traditional veganism, and […]

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The Vegan Diet : Washing Fruits and Vegetables

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Lance M.

Most people are aware of the importance of safe meat handling practices, but many people consider their chances of developing food poisoning from fruits and vegetables to be quite low. However, for those who follow the vegan diet, there are also safe food handling practices that should be followed. You are probably familiar with the […]

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The Vegan Diet vs. The Vegetarian Diet

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Lance M.

Plant based diets are becoming more and more popular in the United States. The two most common types of plant based diets are the vegan diet and the vegetarian diet. There are several differences between these diets, but they do share a number of the same requirements, concerns, and health benefits. The Basics of Each […]

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes That New Vegans Make ( Part 1 )

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Lance M.

There are many nutritional and emotional rewards to reap from following the vegan diet. Whether you choose to follow the vegan diet for health reasons or because of moral issues, the change in your lifestyle can be somewhat shocking. For this reason, I wanted to address the 5 most common mistakes that new vegans make. […]

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes That New Vegans Make (Part 2)

Posted on March 14, 2013 by Lance M.

In my previous post, we started looking at the 5 most common mistakes that new vegans make. Making these mistakes can affect your ability to adopt, and successfully stick to, the vegan diet. Becoming aware of these common mistakes will allow you to take steps to avoid them. So, without further ado, let’s look at […]

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