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Black Beans vs Pinto Beans: Taste, Nutrition and Protein

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Ever since I went vegan, I’ve been eating a ton of beans. Pinto beans and black beans are 2 of my favorites, so I thought I’d do a detailed comparison of the two. Like you might have guessed, they’re mostly similar, but there are a few differences. Taste Testing: Black Beans vs Pinto Beans The biggest difference isn’t anything to do with nutritional content, but taste. Black beans...

Chickpeas vs Chicken: Protein, Amino Acids, and Nutrition

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Chickpeas, Chicken….Tomato, Tomato? They sound similar, are both known as being sources of protein. Chicken is one of, if not the, most popular source of animal protein, while chickpeas are one of the most popular plant-based sources of protein. So which one’s best? I’ll break down the differences in protein and amino acid profiles, plus the nutritional...

Lentils vs Meat (Chicken/Beef): Protein and Nutrition Comparison

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Lentils are one of the best legumes when it comes to plant-based protein sources. Additionally, it’s a natural substitute for meat like ground beef (in things like shepherd’s pie and rice dishes). But while there are similarities, there are also some big differences in what you’re getting (nutritionally speaking) from lentils compared to meat. I’ve gone over the main differences between lentils...

Lentils vs Chickpeas: Comparison of Nutrition and Protein

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Lentils and chickpeas have a lot in common. They’re both legumes, and you can even find non-wheat pasta made from them in most stores these days. But if you’re wondering which one is healthier, or fits your macros best, you’ll want to read this short post. We’ll compare the most important nutritional differences, to see if lentils or chickpeas are best for your diet. Lentils vs Chickpeas:...

Lentils vs Beans: Comparing Gas, Protein, and Nutritional Value

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When you switch to a more plant-based diet, it’s a big change. Protein is a bit harder to come by, the gas can be crazy at first, and you need to consider where you’re getting your nutrients from. While lentils are legumes, just like all other beans, most tend to think of them as their own sort of food. They share a lot of similarities with beans, but also have some...

How Much Fiber Is In Vegetables?

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Vegetables are a great source of fiber, most of them have a mix of both insoluble and soluble fiber. Both types of fiber contribute to good health. In this post, I’ll go over which vegetables have which types of fiber, and which vegetables are the highest in fiber. Types of Fiber In Vegetables Here’s a table from a review study that breaks down how much fiber is in 100...

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 [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...

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: Glycerin – Glycerin can come from animal sources (like pork) or from plant sources. Only Crest would know. “Color” – Is included...