CategoryHealth

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...

Brown Lentils vs Red Lentils: Which is More Nutritious?

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Green and brown lentils seem very similar to me. But red lentils always seemed quite different. Much smaller, and a lighter feeling. They even taste different. I’m going to go over the different nutritional aspects of brown and red lentils to see if there are actually any major differences besides my perception of them. Macro Comparison: Brown vs Red Lentils We’ll start by looking at...

Brown Lentils vs Green Lentils: Which is Healthier?

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In terms of taste, cost, and cooking time, brown lentils and green lentils are almost identical. And obviously they’re similar in terms of nutrition as well, but not exactly the same. I’ll compare the macros and most important nutrients in both types of lentils so we can see which one is best (if any). Brown vs Green Lentils: Macro Comparison Unfortunately, it’s hard to find any...

Seitan vs Chicken (Plant vs Animal): Which is Better for Athletes?

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Ever since I started playing sports, every nutrition article on training that had anything to do with protein said one thing – eat chicken, it’s the best source of lean protein. But when I went vegan, I needed an alternative. Vegan bodybuilders have long been using seitan as an almost one-to-one replacement for chicken. So, let’s compare them side-by-side and see how they compare...