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Vegan Health Problems: A Science-Backed Summary

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Some people say that a vegan diet is going to destroy your health. Others say that a vegan diet will cure all your problems and make you a virtual superhuman. Which one (if either) is right? The issue with most of those posts is that they aren’t based on any actual scientific evidence. Some do, but it’s often cherry-picked either way. And since this is a topic people are very passionate about (on...

How to Gain Weight on a Vegan Diet [High Cal Foods & Recipes]

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I’m going to assume you know the basics of bulking up. More calories than you burn = weight gain. And with enough protein and stimulation (i.e. strength training), you grow more muscle. I’ve played semi-professional soccer for years, and I’ve bulked/cut throughout that time, some of it as a vegan. In my experience, hitting macro targets on a cut is difficult, but bulking on a vegan diet is...

Vegetarian vs. Vegan vs. Pescetarian [Differences and Health Effects]

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Maybe you want to reduce your environmental impact. Maybe you’re trying to be healthier. Or maybe you have ethical concerns about eating meat. These 3 diets may all be options for you. But which one is best for you? I’ve created a detailed, but simple comparison of these diets on this page. By the end, you should have a clear idea of the positives and negatives of each diet and which...

Is Crest Toothpaste Vegan? (Are the Pork Claims True?)

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Go on certain forums, and you’ll see claims that Crest contains pork, and isn’t vegan. So I wanted to find out once and for all. I examined all the ingredients in various Crest toothpastes (we’ll go over them in a bit), and I had 3 main concerns: Gelatin – Gelatin can come from animal sources (like pork) or from plant sources. Only Crest would know. “Color” – Is included in multiple...

Vegan Sore Throat Lozenges and Cough Drops Options

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A little while back I had a bad cold and I was in desperate need of throat lozenges. But when I went to a local pharmacy, I found out that many popular cough drops are not vegan. As a result, I’ve put together this page to help you quickly find a vegan option so that you don’t have to waste time reading the ingredients in a store. Common Non-Vegan Ingredients to Watch Out for In Throat...

The Complete Guide to Vegan Cough Medicine

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Note: Most medications are not strictly vegan. But some are closer than others. And even strict vegans often use cough medicine, which I’ll explain in more detail shortly. Why Wouldn’t Cough Medicine Be Vegan? There are 4 main issues that can cause a particular cough medicine to not be vegan friendly. Some of these are a bit controversial: Animal testing – Just about all medicine is...

The 4 Best Vegan Biotin Supplements [2019]

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A Brief Refresher on Biotin (Vitamin B7): Biotin is found in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, as well as nuts and seeds. Biotin is needed by the body to utilize fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Deficiencies in biotin can lead to hair loss (most common), rashes, and heart problems. Most people get interested in biotin supplements because they notice their hair thinning. A lack of biotin may be the...

Seitan Amino Acid Profile (Is It a Complete Protein?)

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Seitan is a savior for vegan athletes and bodybuilders. It’s got similar macros to vegan protein powder, and yet tastes really good and can be added to many recipes. If this isn’t the first page you’ve gone to looking for seitan’s amino acid profile, it’s because there isn’t a single profile. The term “seitan” is the name of the meal, not a particular ingredient. It’s main ingredient is vital...

Tempeh vs Seitan vs Tofu: Comparing Taste and Nutrition [Data]

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Whether you’re vegan or just looking to eat more plant-based foods, tempeh, seitan, and tofu are among the best plant-based sources of protein. This post will look at 2 main things: taste and nutrition (mainly protein content and quality). Obviously taste is subjective, but I’ll go over the texture to expect, and which recipes each work best in. For the nutrition, we’ll compare...

The Best Vegan Vitamin B12 Supplements 2019 [Updated]

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“You’re going to die! You can’t get vitamin B12 as a vegan!” True, vitamin B12 is important. It’s needed to make red blood cells, and supports your brain and nerve function (among other roles). And it’s true that on typical western diets, you won’t get much (if any) vitamin B12. The issue is blown way out of proportion. Your body’s vitamin B stores can last for multiple years, because you...