Grocery shopping is a task some may dread each week. As a vegan, it can be even more challenging as you wonder what items you can and cannot eat and how to shop to achieve a well-balanced diet.
Vegan Nutrition Articles
Learn about vegan nutrition and lifestyles; answering top vegan nutrition and health questions. All vegan nutrition articles are written and edited by a fully qualified vegan Registered Dietitian (Nicole Stevens, MSc, RD) and referenced with the latest science. Updated on a yearly basis.
Bloating on a vegan diet is a very common concern or complaint of people who are new to eating vegan and sometimes people who have been vegan for a while already. It’s common to call bloating a “side effect” of a vegan diet and wonder how long bloating will last when going vegan.
Are whole grains unhealthy? There’s countless people out there making this claim but there’s also plenty of people who promote consuming grains as part of a balanced diet.
From my quick search of “legumes are bad for you”, I came across several articles with similar claims about why legumes are bad. Is there any truth to these claims? What does science have to say about why legumes are bad?
Did you know there are at least 61 different names for sugar? While there are 61 terms used to label sugar in food, not all sugars are equal. Some are natural, some processed and others are refined. It’s helpful to learn all about sugar and the different names for sugar.
Omega 3 health benefits get plenty of attention in the nutrition world, and for good reason! Omega 3s are one of the two essential fatty acids the body needs. Intake of omega 3s is associated with numerous health benefits however some claims made about omega 3s go beyond what research truly supports.
What supplements do vegans need to take? This is a common question almost any new vegan has. It’s incredibly important to know how to meet your nutrient needs when transitioning to a vegan or mostly plant-based diet. While vegan diets can support health at all stages of life, the diet needs to be well planned …
Transitioning to a vegan diet can seem overwhelming if you’re not sure what foods to eat or how to plan balanced vegan meals. Even people who have been vegan for a while might benefit from some tips and tricks to ensure meals are properly balanced to meet nutrition needs.