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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 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...

How to Gain Weight on a Vegan Diet [Best 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...

Meat Withdrawal: Symptoms, Side Effects, and Benefits

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Meat withdrawal is a real thing. When you’ve depended on something for most (if not all) of your life, and suddenly take it away, there are going to be consequences. In the case of meat withdrawal, there are both potential benefits and side effects from suddenly going off meat. I’ll give you an overview of both the good and the bad in this post. Common Negative Side Effects of Not...

Why Am I Gaining Weight on a Vegan Diet?

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Before you went vegan, you saw tons of stories of people losing weight on a vegan diet. But for some reason, you’ve started gaining weight. What gives? There are a few possible reasons. I’ll break down each of them in this guide, and you can see if you think any are causing your weight increase. First Things FIrst: Are You Actually Gaining Weight? This is not a silly question, I promise. When you...

A List of 25 Vegan Foods Highest in Fat

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Fat has been made out to seem evil over the last few decades, but more and more people are realizing that it’s not evil. You need at least some fat to be healthy. When you first switch to a vegan diet, a lot of your food sources of fat disappear. This can lead to cravings and actual health side effects. I’ve created a large nutritional database for vegan foods using data from the USDA...

The 50 Best High Lysine Low Arginine Vegan Foods

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There’s a lot of research showing that a high lysine and low arginine diet is effective at preventing herpes symptoms like cold sores from appearing. Dairy is great for this, but obviously not an option on a vegan diet. Two things matter. First, the amount of lysine. You want to aim for at least 1.5-3 grams of lysine per day. Secondly, you want a reasonably low amount of arginine...

The Science Behind Why Some Vegans Crave Meat (and how to reduce them)

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It’s pretty common for vegans to crave meat. Especially if they’re new vegans. You eat something regularly all your life, and then all of a sudden it’s gone. That disrupts a lot of old habits and expectations that your brain has. Meat cravings are more common in those who really liked it. I was never a huge fan (I mean, it was okay), so that probably explains why I’ve never had meat cravings...

The 50 Highest Calorie Vegan Foods (Per Serving)

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Adopting a vegan diet often goes one of 2 ways. Either you eat too many calories if you rely on vegan processed and prepared foods (junk for the most part). Or, you can’t eat enough if you focus on whole foods because of the big increase in fiber that’s typical. So if you’re looking to gain weight, you need to focus on high calorie vegan foods. Clearly you’re trying to do that since you’re here...