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Plant-based Protein sources [Visual]

Plant-based protein sources [Visual] | ecogreenlove

Protein is essential for the growth and repair of our cells and tissues. Although protein is often associated with animal products, many plant foods are also good sources. As long as protein comes from a variety of plant sources, vegans and vegetarians can easily meet their protein needs. In this infographic, The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), shows the protein content of different vegan and vegetarian dishes rich in plant-based protein.

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Sports Nutrition for Vegans [Visual]

Sports Nutrition for Vegans [Visual] | ecogreenlove

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.

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How to Choose the Healthiest Nondairy Drink

How to Choose the Healthiest Nondairy Drink | ecogreenlove

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.

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How to Save Money with a Plant-Based Meal Plan

How to Save Money with a Plant-Based Meal Plan | ecogreenlove

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.

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Types of alternative Milks [Infographic]

Types of alternative Milks [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

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!

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