Calcium confusion: What are the best sources of calcium for vegans?

vegan sources of calcium

Most of us have been brought up to believe that we need cow’s milk for calcium, but as Viva! shows us, there are plenty of plant-based sources of calcium to keep our teeth and bones healthy.  Most of us have been brought up to believe that we need cow’s milk for calcium and that if we refuse to drink it, our teeth and bones will crumble. Common More...

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health benefits of tiger nuts
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Tiger nuts: Exploring the health benefits of these small but mighty tubers

It’s not a nut and it doesn’t roar, but, as Alessandra Felice finds out, these stripy tubers have plenty of bite…  Tiger nuts or chufas are edible tubers that have been used since Palaeolithic times More...

vegan energy boost
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, June 4th, 2018

Vegan energy boosters to help you achieve a natural balance

Our hectic lifestyles can draw us into bad habits when we need a little extra energy, so Dominica Roszko looks at the alternatives that will give you a boost of energy. Coffee, tea, sugary drinks and snacks, they More...

medicinal foods
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Top 10 ingredients with medicinal properties

Alessandra Felice prescribes the foods that are medicines available without prescription.  Recent years have seen an increased interest in superfoods, adaptogens and medicinal foods as we are more and more aware More...

Do vegans need to take supplements
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Do vegans need to take supplements?

To supplement or not – it’s a contentious issue that pops up every so often and usually triggers a heated debate amongst both new and veteran vegans. So, it’s time to settle the score…  A varied, More...

how to eat less sugar
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

How to remove sugar from your diet

College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Eva Killeen reveals how to cut down on your sugar intake… It is only in recent years that we have discovered just how detrimental sugar can be to our health. A great deal More...

where to get iron on a vegan diet
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

How to get iron from plant-based foods

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 More...

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...