Medicinal Mushrooms: The Therapeutic Qualities of Mushrooms

health benefits of mushrooms

Alessandra Felice reveals the therapeutic qualities found in the humble mushroom. Mushrooms are the perfect ingredient to add flavour and texture to many dishes from pastas to veggie burgers and soups. They are also extremely nutrient dense, a good source of fibre, protein, B vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals like selenium, calcium, potassium, copper, More...

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the truth about fat
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Fat lies & bad science: The truth behind the headlines

Viva!’s Dr Justine Butler examines the recent media reports about fat and reveals the truth behind the sensational headlines. The pro-fat lobby are determined to get butter, cheese and beef back on the menu. More...

vegan medicine
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Medicine – Where should vegans draw the line?

Charlotte Willis explores the conundrum vegans have to face when it comes to taking modern medicines.  Following a vegan diet is pretty simple in 2019, but when it comes to areas of veganism that are less clear More...

b vitamin sources for vegans
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, March 8th, 2019

The essential B vitamin sources for vegans

Dr Justine Butler, Viva!Health’s Senior Researcher, guides you to the essential B vitamin sources. The B vitamins are a collection of eight, water-soluble vitamins essential for a range of important functions More...

boosting nutrition in vegan meals
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, February 18th, 2019

Max power: Health-boosting hacks to get the most out of your meals

Get the most from meals with Holly Johnson’s health-boosting hacks.  1. Activate your nuts! Nuts and seeds are naturally ‘locked down’ and contain phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors to safeguard them in nature More...

canada food guide vegan
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, January 25th, 2019

Canada’s new food guide cuts out dairy and promotes eating less meat and more veg

Canada has released a new food guide for 2019 and has drastically overhauled its dietary suggestions for Canadian citizens by removing dairy as a food group and suggesting people eat less meat and opt for a more More...

vegan on a budget
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, January 25th, 2019

Eating a healthy vegan diet on a budget

Make the most of your cash and still eat more healthily.  After the festive period, you might be thinking more about healthy eating and watching the pennies, but don’t worry, you don’t need to be torn between More...

By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, November 26th, 2018

Have you tried For Goodness Shakes Plant Protein Shakes?

For Goodness Shakes, the UK’s market leader in ready-to-drink protein shakes, are introducing the nation to For Goodness Shakes Plant Protein, a plant-based, ready-to-drink protein shake, which refuses to compromise More...

How to optimise bone health with a plant-based diet
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

How to optimise bone health with a plant-based diet

It’s not all about sourcing calcium when it comes to keeping your bones in shape.  People often worry that vegans can’t get enough calcium, but in reality, it’s easy to hit your daily target without dairy More...

vegan diet effect on hormones
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, October 19th, 2018

Balancing your hormones with a plant-based diet

Gemma Hurditch from College of Naturopathic Medicine shows you how to balance your hormones through diet. Hormones play a vital role for health. They communicate messages which tell our bodies how to develop and More...