By Dr. Andrew (WH) Tse, PhD The Vegan Diet Everyone has their own reason to be vegan: to reduce their carbon footprint, ethical concerns to animals and animal byproducts, to support sustainable farming practices, and to improve their overall health. This supported by the American Academy of Nutrition Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and British Dietetic…
Veganism is growing in popularity around the world as more and more people are realizing the advantages of an ethically-conscious, plant-based lifestyle. While more and more vitamin fortified nut-based milks, meat-replacements and other vegan products are becoming available at your local grocery store, many vegans still struggle with getting all the essential vitamins and nutrients…
We’ve all heard a lot about calcium and for good reason, calcium is one of the main chemicals that our bodies need to function properly. It is required to develop and maintain bone and dental strength from infancy until old age. Preventing weak bones and reducing the risk of fractures in our twilight years requires…
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that is critical for the proper functioning of your body, keeping the nerves and blood cells healthy. In turn, this will have a positive impact on your mood, hair, skin and overall health. Let’s take a look Vitamin B12 in more detail.
Vegans usually lack in B12. Most of them take a tablet of multi and an another tablet of B12. For the first time ever, there is one multivitamin that contains 1000 mcg in B12. Take one once a day and is good to go!
Dieticians of Canada has set out healthy eating guidelines for vegans, so you do not miss out on essential nutrients. It includes protein, iron, vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Calcium, zinc and omega-3 fats. It really takes mindful planning to get enough nutrients from plant-based foods.
Planning to do your first 5k Marathon? Vegans and vegetarians need to be aware of nutritional priorities, before starting a 5k Marathon training.
The picnic season presents a unique challenge to vegans and vegetarians. A typical picnic fare includes burgers, hotdogs and condiments. Vegans and vegetarians can certainly jazz up the picnic scene with their own healthy, plant-based fare without being the killjoy of the party.
Vegetarian diet has gained mainstream status while outliving many diet du jours. More and more people are encouraged to be vegetarians or vegans, given its proven benefits in helping prevent certain heart diseases, diabetes and certain types of cancers.
Spring is here at last! Unfortunately, it also means billions of pollens are floating in the air, which trigger seasonal allergies for millions of people.