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Seitan Nutrition Data: Macros and Protein Content

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Seitan nutrition data is hard to find for a good reason. It’s because “seitan” isn’t one specific food, it covers anything made with vital wheat gluten as the main ingredient. In this short post, I’ll go over the macros, protein content, and nutrients in both vital wheat gluten and my favorite seitan recipe. Nutritional information for other seitan recipes will vary, but this...

The Complete Vitamin B12 Vegan Foods List

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Vitamin B12 comes from bacteria in soil, which means that no plant foods have it (because we wash them pretty thoroughly these days). That leaves vegans with 2 options. First, you can grab a vegan vitamin B12 supplement or a vegan multivitamin. That’s my preferred option to be on the safe side. However, you can also get vitamin B12 through vegan foods that have been fortified...

The Best Vegan Multivitamin to Buy in 2019: A Simple Guide

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If you took a multivitamin before becoming vegan, chances are that it’s not vegan friendly. Vegans don’t necessarily need to take a multivitamin, but it can be a nice backup if your diet isn’t always so great. This short post will go over 2 main things: The most important vitamins and minerals for vegans (data-backed) The best vegan multivitamins What Should You Look For in A...

Are Vegans Healthier Than Meat Eaters? (Review of Studies)

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People usually say they go vegan for one of two reasons: ethics, or health. I think most people imagine vegans to be healthier instinctively, but it’s rarely backed up by solid evidence. So is it true? Is it healthier to be vegan than a meat eater? And if so, by how much? Almost every article I’ve read on this topic has been biased one way or the other. They cherry pick weak studies or...

Is Your Restless Leg Syndrome Caused By a Vegan Diet?

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I started really noticing my restless leg syndrome around the time I went vegan. Naturally, I thought it was related. There are a few possible causes of restless leg syndrome that might be caused by a vegan diet. I’m going to go over those possible causes in more detail here. Side note: Don’t dismiss other potential causes. In my case, the issue was actually over-hydration (I was drinking 6+...

Can a Vegan Diet Make You Feel Cold?

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Aside from having a cold, other things can make you feel cold frequently. If you’ve somewhat recently gone vegan, there’s a chance that your diet could be causing you to feel cold. If this is a common problem for you, you should see a doctor, since there can be some very serious causes. Here, I’ll give you a brief overview of the possible causes of coldness, and we’ll see which ones might be...

Why You Might Feel Weak on a Vegan Diet

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I’ve heard quite a few stories of feeling weak on a vegan diet. Sometimes it happens quickly after going vegan, other times it takes a while to develop. Hell, even Anne Hathaway quit being a vegan due to feeling weak. If you are feeling weak, I do of course suggest seeing a doctor. There could be a cause non-related to your diet that’s quite serious. I’ll give you a summary of the most...

How a Vegan Diet Might Make You Dizzy or Shaky

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Can switching to a vegan diet really make you dizzy or shaky? That’s the question I wanted to answer. The short answer is that yes, it’s possible, although it’s not too common. Before I explain why, keep in mind that none of this is medical advice. If your dizziness is causing you pain, or you have any other symptoms, you need to see a doctor. Which Dizziness Causes Can Be Affected By...

The Hardest Vitamins to Get on a Vegan Diet [Study Summary]

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Going vegan is a huge change when it comes to the nutrition you’ll be getting. This is mostly in good ways, but there are a few vitamins and minerals that are harder to get enough of on a vegan diet. You need to pay extra attention to these, at least until you’re sure that you’re getting enough of them. According to Studies, These Are the Hardest Vitamins for Vegans to Get...

Legumes (Beans) vs Nuts: Nutrition and Protein Comparison [Data]

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Every bean is a legume, and so are a few other foods (peas, lentils, and a few less common ones). Legumes are typically boiled or baked, and are soft. Nuts on the other hand are seeds of trees. They are typically roasted, and have a hard outer shell and texture. But some foods are quite confusing to classify into either category. Most people think peanuts are nuts, even though they...