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Category: HEALTH

When to Eat Bananas – Why Do Bananas Go Brown?

When to Eat Bananas – Why Do Bananas Go Brown?

They start off green and end up black and are mostly eaten when yellow. Yes, the humble banana the world’s most popular fruit, (well unless you count tomato’s). There is good reason for this. Not only are they nutritious but they are a hardy fruit […]

The Best Vegan Sunscreen – Vegan Suntan Lotion

The Best Vegan Sunscreen – Vegan Suntan Lotion

Today’s blog is in response to questions we received about our article on vegan sources of vitamin D where we said it is important to have some regular sun exposure ideally without protection. Whilst this is true we did clearly state that this is only […]

Vegan Sources Vitamin D – Optimise Your Intake

Vegan Sources Vitamin D – Optimise Your Intake

One thing I think it’s fair to say happens when we undertake a vegan lifestyle is just how many of our friends and family suddenly become nutritionists. Ok so I am being a bit facetious but it is certainly true that’s as a meat eater […]

Do Vegans Eat Eggs? No And Here Is Why

Do Vegans Eat Eggs? No And Here Is Why

As vegans, we are quizzed about many things but primarily the questions tend to be about what we eat. In dietary terms veganism means avoiding all products derived wholly or partly from animals so the answer to, do vegans eat eggs, is pretty simple, it’s […]

Plant Based Omega 3 Foods – 10 Vegan Options

Plant Based Omega 3 Foods – 10 Vegan Options

So plant based omega 3 foods, what exactly are we referring to? Well first lets take a step back and undertstand what omega 3 is and why its so important. Low fat, high fat, saturated and trans fats, sometimes it’s difficult to even remember all […]

Top 25 Iron Rich Vegan Foods – Infographic

Top 25 Iron Rich Vegan Foods – Infographic

25 super iron rich options for vegans Feel free to save, share, download or print our infographic to help you ensure you get suficient iron from your diet. For a more detailed explination about iron, why we need it and how to optimse what we […]

Vegan Foods High in Iron – Do Vegans Get Enough

Vegan Foods High in Iron – Do Vegans Get Enough

Iron is one of the most abundant metals on earth and yet is the most common nutrient deficiency that we have. Recent data from the WHO (world health organisation) has shown that approximately 30% of the world’s population are suffering from iron deficiency anaemia. Iron […]

Protein The Myths – Do Vegans Get Enough

Protein The Myths – Do Vegans Get Enough

Protein, the world is crazy for it. From gym goers chugging protein shakes to additional protein being added to everyday foods it seems the world has a protein obsession. We are told protein is good for health, it will make us big and strong, the […]

Soy The Myth – Are Soy Products Healthy?

Soy The Myth – Are Soy Products Healthy?

Having had a long discussion with a friend recently about the merits of soy I thought it worthwhile looking at what the facts say about this often much maligned bean. Many of us know the image that our friends and colleagues have of vegans. A […]

Vegan nutrition for athletes – A natural approach

Vegan nutrition for athletes – A natural approach

I am often asked what my diet and workout regime is and although I am happy to share this information, it should not be assumed what is optimum for me and my lifestyle, would necessarily be optimum for everyone. We are after all individuals with […]