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The Protein Myth:  How Do Vegans Get Protein?

The Protein Myth: How Do Vegans Get Protein?

We are obsessed with protein in this country.  I could retire if I received a dollar for each time I have been asked, “where do you get your protein?”  I typically respond with two questions. First, I ask “how much protein do you need each day?”  I get a blank stare as nobody has ever […]

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  February 27, 2017   No comments
Getting Healthy with PFMT

Getting Healthy with PFMT

From late November through January holidays abound. That means the opportunity for lots of rich food, drink, parties – and less time than ever to exercise.  Overindulging in foods that are high in fat, sodium or sugar and drinking too much are paths to becoming overweight, out of shape and feeling badly about ourselves. We […]

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  December 27, 2016   No comments
A Meat Eater’s Vegan Diet Experiment

A Meat Eater’s Vegan Diet Experiment

Since I had my son Jack over 12 years ago (when I was 30), I have struggled with my weight, body image and subsequently self-esteem issues. Growing up and through my 20s, I had always been thin. When I was skinny, I observed as an impartial bystander how horribly much of society treats overweight people, […]

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  December 6, 2016   No comments
Confessions of a Vegan Nutrition Student

Confessions of a Vegan Nutrition Student

The Summer prior to my senior year as a nutrition major, I found veganism.  I finally was living consistent with my beliefs about animals and I also felt better physically.  My digestion improved, my energy levels soared and the few extra pounds I was carrying fell off.  But when school resumed in the Fall, I […]

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  June 4, 2016   No comments
The Diversity of Vegan Diets (or Which Vegan Diet is Right for You?)

The Diversity of Vegan Diets (or Which Vegan Diet is Right for You?)

Editor’s Note: Kris Giovanini and Mark Reinhardt are regular contributors to VegansEatWhat.com. This article is adapted from a recent conversation they had regarding the diversity of dietary choices in a vegan lifestyle. Kris: You know, it’s really not enough just to say you’re “vegan” anymore. Veganism encompasses an enormous number of foods. Any two vegans […]

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  April 4, 2016   No comments
Soy Protein Isolates vs. Soy:  What’s the Truth?

Soy Protein Isolates vs. Soy: What’s the Truth?

On Monday, October 26, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) made an announcement that the consumption of processed meats and red meats may be a definite factor in the development of cancer. It is great to see the WHO release this announcement. Soy Is Healthy We wish that a definite announcement of the safety of […]

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  February 10, 2016   No comments
Vegan Cheese

Vegan Cheese

For many people the hardest perceived part of eating a plant-based/vegan diet is eliminating dairy cheese.  Fortunately, the plant-based cheeses of today allow you to eat vegan and have your cheese too! Vegan cheeses are made entirely with plant-based ingredients.  While cashews are frequently used to create plant-based cheeses, vegan cheese can be made from […]

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  August 4, 2015   No comments
Got Indigestion? Go Dairy Free

Got Indigestion? Go Dairy Free

I recently learned about a woman who was just told – by a health care professional – that she has a “sensitivity” to dairy. “Millie” is about forty and has consumed dairy products her entire life. My reaction? A huge smile engulfed my face and I thought “lucky Millie.” I don’t know Millie, but I […]

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  April 25, 2015   No comments