Tag archive for ‘nutrition’
effect of vegan diet on blood pressure
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Under pressure: How following a plant based diet can help blood pressure

Alessandra Felice looks at how a plant-based diet helps blood pressure.  Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that many people deal with daily. It could develop as the result of an underlying More...

By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Vegans! Here’s what you need to know about vitamin B12

Why do we need vitamin B12, and how do we make sure we get the right vitamins on a vegan diet?  According to the Vegan Society, more than half of UK adults are now adopting “vegan buying behaviour”, while More...

iodine vegan diet
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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The best sources of iodine on a vegan diet

Dr Justine Butler from Viva! examines the best ways to get iodine into your diet. Government guidelines recommend that adults get 140 micrograms of iodine a day. A microgram is a millionth of a gram, so we need More...

free soul vegan protein supplements
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Why Free Soul is dominating the vegan protein supplements market

So, Free Soul – who are they, what do they do in the vegan space, and why are we raving about them? Free Soul is a relatively new brand, and they specialise in nutritional products for women, and our favourite More...

health benefits of pulses
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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On the pulse: The lowdown on the health benefits of pulses

Veronika Powell gives the lowdown on these nutritious vegan ingredients.  Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family and always grow in pods. Beans, lentils, peas and chickpeas are a staple in More...

foods that help you sleep
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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Sweet dreams: What to eat for a good nights sleep

Claire Kelly from Indigo Herbs shows you how diet can help you sleep.  Our sleep cycle can be disturbed by various factors that are out of our control, such as noise, temperature, shift work, jet-lag and even More...

health benefits of bananas
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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Going bananas: How a banana a day can help keep the doctor at bay

How much do we really know about the nation’s favourite fruit? Sarah Hutchings does some digging and discovers that it’s a banana – not an apple – a day that’s more likely to keep the doctor at bay… Here More...

vegan workout nutrition
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Nutrition tips for active vegans

Keep energised while you stay fit and healthy and discover what your body needs to help keep you active. Active people need high-quality fuel, and they can thrive on well-planned vegan diets. But, in addition to More...

sources of vegan protein
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Vegan protein: What it is, why you need it, and where you can find it

Veronika Powell gives you the low-down on protein: what it is, why you need it, where you can find it and how much you need.  Just hearing the word ‘protein’ probably makes you shudder. There isn’t a question More...

why do vegans need iodine
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Why vegans need to know about iodine and selenium

Heather Russell from The Vegan Society tells us about these essential nutrients. Protein, calcium, iron and vitamin B12 regularly crop up in conversations about vegan nutrition. You’re less likely to find yourself More...