Tag archive for ‘nutrition’
what are antioxidants
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Antioxidants explained: What are they and where can we find them?

Dr Justine Butler explains what they are, how they help us and where to find them. It was November and I was throwing a ‘Mexican Day of the Dead’-themed party. I’d spent much of the afternoon mashing avocados More...

vegan vitamin e
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Vitamin E: How much do we need and what are the best sources for vegans?

Thought vitamin E was just good for your skin? Justine Butler explains its full range of superpowers – from fighting cancer to helping eyesight. Vitamin E helps to protect our cells from free radical damage and More...

Lactose intolerance vs cow’s milk allergy
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, October 21st, 2019

Lactose intolerance vs cow’s milk allergy, not to be confused!

Dr Justine Butler, Senior Researcher for Viva! Health, explores problems that can arise from having cow’s milk in a diet. Lactose intolerance and cow’s milk allergy often get mixed up. Lactose intolerance is More...

is coconut oil healthy
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, October 4th, 2019

Coconut oil: Cure or concern?

Grace Forsythe from Viva! Health takes a closer look at what’s in coconut oil and whether it’s a wonder food or cause for worry… Is it a wonder product, capable of curing acne, promoting weight loss and More...

vegan diet for skin
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Common skin complaints and how to manage them with a vegan diet

Elle Fox, from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, advises on the best ways to look after your skin. The largest organ in the body, with a surface of over 22m2 and weight of over 2.7kg, our skin is more than More...

Vegan choline sources broccoli
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

What vegans need to know about choline (spoiler alert…it’s pretty basic and no, you’re not going to get deficient)

Choline is the latest nutrient to get blasted by the mass media as being lacking from a vegan diet. But where does the truth lie?  Ah, don’t you just love a good old vegan myth? We thought we’d heard More...

best vegan diet for pregnant women
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, August 5th, 2019

Vegan pregnancy and parenting: What to eat when you’re expecting

Get the right diet for planned pregnancy and beyond. The Vegan Society works with the British Dietetic Association to share the message that vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages, including More...

how to stop craving non-vegan food
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, July 26th, 2019

Crush the cravings: How to stay on track with your vegan diet

Did you know that 70% of people who try to go vegan give up and go back to eating meat? Here are some helpful tips to help you stay on track.  That’s a staggering statistic, but why is this? It is not because More...

should vegans eat junk food
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, July 26th, 2019

Vegan junk food: Threat or revolution?

Processed food can be tasty, but isn’t the healthiest choice. Gone are the days when vegans had to buy basic ingredients and cook everything from scratch. As the food industry harnesses the power of the vegan More...

vegan diet type 2 diabetes
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, July 19th, 2019

Diet and diabetes: How a vegan diet can help to manage type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be caused – and treated – by what you eat. Viva!’s Veronika Powell MSc, looks at just what a vegan diet can achieve… Diabetes is a serious health threat and one of the main diseases More...