How to get iron from plant-based foods

where to get iron on a vegan diet

Heather Russell from The Vegan Society finds that there’s plenty of iron for you in plants… People often worry that cutting out meat will lead to iron deficiency, which is a common nutritional issue all over the world. However, many plant-based foods are rich in iron. Research comparing omnivores with vegetarians and vegans suggests that meat More...

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thyroid diet
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Can what you eat help your thyroid problems?

Find out how a little gland can have big effects as Alessandra Felice feeds your thyroid knowledge.  The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the base of the neck, just below the More...

algae superfood
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Algae: The science behind the superfood

It may be slimy green stuff to those not in the know, but to Alessandra Felice it’s a powerful superfood. Here she tells us why algae is deserving of its green credentials…  Superfood algae has been one More...

processed meat cancer
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Beef up the warnings: Examining the link between processed meat consumption and cancer

Dr Justine Butler from Viva! examines the growing evidence of the cancer health crisis being caused by meat. In 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that processed meat does cause cancer and red More...

spices vegan
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, February 12th, 2018

The original spice girls: The five star spices of vegan cooking

Long before a singing quintet stole their identity, five spices were global superstars. Sarah Hutchings gives you the low-down on the five star spices of vegan cooking.  Ginger (a.k.a “Ginger”, naturally) The More...

foods for fighting flu
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Flu-fighters: Fighting a flu with a plant-based diet

Charlotte Willis discovers the best ways to protect yourself against the worst that cold and flu viruses can throw at us… Fending them off I like to treat flu season in the same way I treat going out to More...

exercise vegan diet
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

5 exercise tips to keep in mind when adopting a vegan diet

Vitabiotics share their top 5 fitness tips for those adopting a vegan diet to help you stay on track to achieve your fitness goals.   There are countless benefits of adopting a vegan diet, including increased energy More...

By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, January 26th, 2018

The white stuff: Which plant milk the most nutritious?

Veronika Powell from Viva! compares milks to see which ones really do have the white stuff…  The white stuff: Which plant milk the most nutritious? As plant milks are rising in popularity, so is their critique. More...

vegan supplements
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

What supplements should we be taking on a vegan diet?

Find out which vitamins and minerals your body really needs with Alessandra Felice…  Many people ask themselves whether or not they need nutritional supplements to complement their diet. Ideally, no one More...

health benefits of chia seeds
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, January 12th, 2018

Chia seeds: Nutritional powerhouses

It’s the little seed from Central America with a big punch. Alessandra Felice delves into the health benefits of chia seeds… Chia seeds are the seeds of the plant ‘salvia hispanica’ and are native to More...