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Vegan Diet

Vegan Diet

Energy bites are pretty awesome little dietary tools. For one thing, they’re extremely easy to make. More importantly, though, they are packed with protein, slow carbs and healthy fats. So, what you’re left with is a quick, delicious snack that you don’t have to feel guilty about. Don’t believe us? Give this recipe for vegan protein chocolate peanut butter bits a try. 1 cup dates, seedless 2 tbsp almond butter 2 […]

A Vegan Diet means abstaining from any animal products. This include eggs, milks, cheeses, honey, and other products that come directly from animals. What is a Vegan Diet? Each year, on November 1, the people around the globe celebrate World Vegan Day. And, although it’s not always the most widely publicized event, it’s still any important one that’s been going strong since 1994. But does it mean to follow a vegan […]

Whether you deal with lactose intolerance or choose to avoid milk for some other reason, finding a suitable protein powder can be a tricky business. After all, whey and casein – the two most common options – are both derived from milk. Fortunately, there are many options out there that do not find their roots in the white stuff. But this creates another set of problems. How do you know which […]

For a long time, milk-based proteins like whey and casein have ruled the protein powder landscape. But, could there be a reason why someone would opt for a dairy free protein powder instead? As it turns out, there are several advantages to going dairy free. 1) Lactose Intolerance – Milk, and protein powders derived from it, contain a form of sugar called lactose. In order to break this compound down and […]

For a long time, there have been many – including dietary experts – who felt like there was strong evidence suggesting that people should limit their intake of animal protein. While the science at work here has been largely controversial, the debate was reignited several months ago when a new study raised more concerns over both red and processed meat. Possible Cancer Link Although evidence for a link between red and […]

Although many people seem to think otherwise, vegans who eat a variety of foods generally have no problem getting adequate levels of protein. The difficulty, though, becomes finding ways to sneak more of that plant protein into your diet in interesting and delicious ways. Of course, using a quality plant protein powder can help. Still, you’re going to be faced with the challenge of using that powder creatively. To get you […]

For all the vegan athletes out there, getting adequate protein can be tricky business. Or, at least, it often seems that way at first. The truth, however, is that many plants pack plenty of protein and vegan protein powders – which have isolated this vital macronutrient – can be a powerful tool in your nutritional arsenal. Better yet, you have options. So, what are some of the types of vegan protein […]

For a long time, animal proteins dominated the protein powder landscape – whey and eggs were everywhere – leaving vegans with very few options. Now, however, things are much different. There are tons of different plant-based, vegan-friendly protein powders available. So, vegans are no longer faced with the challenge of finding a protein powder. Instead, they have to try to figure out which is the best protein powder for their vegan […]

One of the major criticisms vegans and vegetarians face has to do with their protein intake. In general, people do not understand how – by eating nothing but plant-based foods – someone can meet their dietary needs and keep up with the demands of their lifestyle. And yet, many vegan athletes perform incredibly well in their sports. How? First, it’s important to recognize a simple, oft-forgotten fact: There is lots of […]

People choose to go vegan or vegetarian for any number of reasons. Your motivation in giving up animal products might be moral, religious or medical. Very often, people simply report that sticking to veggies just makes them feel better. After making the switch people typically feel like they have more energy, are in a better mood and just generally feel less like garbage. That is, when they manage to maintain a […]