CategoryHealth

Omega 3 to 6 Fat Ratio of Seeds [Data]

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After making a page about the ratio of omega 3 to 6 fats in nuts, it only made sense to do the same for seeds. I collected basic nutritional data for all the common seeds I could think of, and the results are just below. If there are any seeds that I forgot, just let me know and I’ll add them. Omega 3:6 Ratio of Seeds Table The most important column of this table is the one on the far right...

The Best Vegan Probiotic Powders

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Probiotics are one of the most effective ways to try and fix stomach issues. Research has shown that they can improve digestion, mental health, and much more. But since foods like yogurt are off limits for us vegans, there aren’t too many ways to get probiotics in the diet. Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and tempeh are options, but don’t fit everyone’s taste preferences. So that...

What Are Pill Capsules Made Of?

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There are 2 main materials made to make pill capsules. The cheapest, and most common, are capsules made of gelatin. Gelatin is derived from collagen in an animal’s skin or bone. But for products made for vegetarians or vegans, there are also capsules made from a vegetable polymers. For example, hypromellose is a cellulose-based polymer, and pullulan is a...

Are You Getting More Headaches as a Vegan? [Possible Causes]

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I’ve seen more than a few complaints from vegans, particularly new ones, about getting frequent headaches. So, I spent a few hours doing research on the topic to try to figure out what’s causing these headaches. There’s no definite answers, but I did find several potential causes worth considering. Keep in mind that this is not medical advice. If you’re having significant pain on a regular basis...

Is Beano Vegan? (No, But Here Are Vegan Alternatives…)

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Beano is not vegan. It’s clearly stated on their website under the ingredients for Beano: Cellulose gel, mannitol, potato starch, magnesium stearate, colloidal silica, calcium gluconate Contains: cod, flounder, redfish But the active ingredient in Beano – Alpha-galactosidase enzyme – is also in other products that are vegan. Vegan Alternatives to Beano There are 2 good...

Are Vegans More Prone to Yeast Infections

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I’ll give you the short answer, then explain why. No, vegans are not more or less prone to yeast infections. Some people who go vegan report that they develop more yeast infections, while others say the opposite. The fact is that no study so far has found any link between a vegan diet and yeast infections. Is It Possible For a Vegan Diet To Cause a Yeast Infection? Just because there is...

Are Vegans Healthy Long Term?

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You can go on any sort of diet for a short while and be “okay,” but eventually an unhealthy diet will catch up with you. So asking if a vegan diet is sustainable long term is a good question. I’m going to summarize the biggest potential health issues of a vegan diet on a longer time scale, as well as studies that look at this exact topic. Reasons a Vegan Might Not Be Healthy Long Term Not all...

Are Vegans Fatter Than Meat Eaters? [Data]

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While you can definitely be fat as a vegan by eating too much junk food (there’s a lot of vegan junk these days), vegans are thinner than meat eaters in general. Quite a few studies have confirmed this, I’ll go over a few in this post just so you know the significance of the difference. We’ll also look at why there is a difference. Study 1: BMIs of 60,000+ People in North...

Are Vegans More Prone to Kidney Stones?

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There hasn’t been a ton of research specifically looking at vegans and kidney stone risk. However, there is some, and I’ll sum it up here later in this post. Ultimately, it shows that vegans may be at a bit higher risk for kidney stones, but most of the risk comes from other factors like genetics. If you already have issues with kidney stones, see a doctor if you switch to a vegan...

Can Being Vegan Stunt Your Growth? (It’s Unlikely, Here’s Why…)

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If you go vegan as an adult, people typically think it’s a really healthy or really unhealthy decision. Most people know next to nothing about nutrition, and it shows. But if you mention putting going vegan as a teenager, or putting a child on a vegan diet, that doesn’t stop some people from bringing up claims of near-abuse: “You’re going to stunt their growth!” While a poorly...