Being a vegan and an athlete is not only possible, it has become quite common. The challenge is to make sure you get enough of the essential nutrients that are easier to come by in meat and animal-based foods. Here is how to do it.Continue reading “Sports Nutrition for Vegans [Visual]”
A shift to nondairy milks may positively impact the environment (the dairy industry contributes about 2 percent of America’s total greenhouse gas emissions). It’s no wonder more people around the world than ever have opted to try out plant-based milks.Continue reading “How to Choose the Healthiest Nondairy Drink”
Getting your grocery budget in order is essential, but did you consider the dual impact of embracing plant-based eating and money-saving techniques? Enjoying fresh produce — and reducing or eliminating meat from your diet — doesn’t have to create added expense.
You don’t have to live on a diet of ramen noodles and over-processed, inexpensive junk to save cash. Instead, plan for a creative, plant-based diet that benefits your health, the environment and your wallet all at once. Here’s how you can save money with a plant-based meal plan.Continue reading “How to Save Money with a Plant-Based Meal Plan”
While cow’s milk has long been touted for its bone-building calcium, vitamin B12 and riboflavin content, many people can’t properly digest it. As a result, in recent years dairy-free alternatives have been on the rise. While soy and almond milk were the main players for a long time, the market has opened up to a variety of nut, hemp, oat and rice milks.
Those on a vegan, vegetarian, paleo, or ketogenic diet often utilize plant-based milks as an alternative to cow’s milk, both for drinking and for dairy-free recipes. The great thing about plant-based milks is that many varieties are easy to make at home, meaning you can customize their flavor to suit your tastes.
With all the different varieties, it can be hard to know which is right for you. This visual breaks down all the options, giving you the scoop on their benefits and the best ways to use them!
“The demand for meat is outgrowing our ability to supply meat and has a negative impact upon the environment. At present, 30% of the Earth’s surface is used for livestock production, and an alarming 44% of the world’s grain harvest is diverted to industrialized meat production. Not only that, but the livestock farming industry is responsible for emitting 14.5% of greenhouse gasses into our atmosphere.
With the demand for meat set to rise and not fall, scientists have begun turning their attention to alternative sources of protein. In 2015, a team of Dutch researchers at Maastricht University grew the world’s first burger in a laboratory which – despite costing more than €250,000 to produce – could be cheaper than conventionally farmed beef in the long run. Other scientists have chosen to focus on insect meat as a sustainable protein alternative, with at least 2 billion people worldwide already enjoying insects as part of their diets. Other alternatives include plant-based substitutes to chicken and ground beef and egg whites without the need for hens.”
To find out more about the two main contenders – lab grown meat and insect-rich diets – check out the full infographic below.